Styra named an ‘Outperformer,’ in new GigaOm report, highlighting its role in redefining the policy-as-code category

The creators of OPA are noted as a “one-stop policy-as-code solution” and recognized for their scalability, usability and strong OPA support in the 2022 GigaOm Radar Report: Policy-as-Code Solutions

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Jul. 7, 2022 — Styra, Inc., the creators and maintainers of Open Policy Agent (OPA) and leader of cloud-native authorization, has announced that it was named an “Outperformer” by GigaOm in its “2022 GigaOm Radar Report: Policy-As-Code Solutions.” The comprehensive industry report recognizes the company’s impactful role in defining the policy-as-code category and awarded  Styra DAS high marks for its SaaS and self-hosted deployment models, authorization policies and policy generator, support for OPA as well as its scalability and usability. 

According to the report: 

  • “New vendors focused purely on policy management and decision making, such as Styra, are emerging to help redefine the category.” 
  • With OPA, “It feels as if this approach toward a generic policy language instead of a domain-specific language is continuing to grow in this space.” 
  • “Styra focuses on policy management, lifecycle, and decision making and it supports Rego. Extensions from the community at large can enable Styra DAS to be an effective one-stop policy as code solution. Between OPA and Styra DAS users can effectively scale to ensure that decisions can be continuously made in the event of a central control plane outage.” 

“We are honored to be named an “outperformer” by GigaOm for our product capabilities in its recent Policy-As-Code Radar,” said Tim Hinrichs, co-founder and CTO at Styra. “This report shows the widespread market need as well as the accelerated growth of the category over the past few years. We’ve implemented a policy-as-code approach from day one with OPA, and this new recognition, combined with our recent ‘Outstanding in Microservices’ accolade from KuppingerCole Analysts’ 2022 Policy Based Access Management Market Compass, proves that Styra and OPA are at the forefront of policy-as-code and authorization.” 

To determine the results for this report, GigaOm analysts reviewed and scored the top policy-as-code solution providers using the GigaOm Radar. This tool provides an overview of a particular market segment and characterizes each vendor on two axes — Maturity versus Innovation as well as Feature Play versus Platform Play. The analysis of available technologies focuses on features and capabilities, impact on the customer organization, and ratings. The results reflect how well a vendor meets key solution criteria and aligns with growing technology trends over the next 12-18 months. Styra is projected to move from the “Challenger” tier to the “Leader” tier over this timeframe. This projection is based on increased maturity as well as anticipation of a broader platform focus and commitment to a comprehensive feature set.

“As reflected in the Radar Report on Policy-As-Code Solutions, Styra has a strong market standing and continues to bring innovation to its industry category,” said Shea Stewart, analyst at GigaOm. “As Styra continues to evolve, extensions from the community at large can enable Styra to be an effective one-stop policy as code solution for enterprises of all sizes that will scale as they continue to grow.”

To read the full 2022 GigaOm Radar Report on Policy-As-Code Solutions, visit here, or to learn more about cloud-native authorization with Styra, please visit here.

About Styra

Styra enables enterprises to define, enforce and monitor policy across their cloud-native environments. With a combination of open source (Open Policy Agent) and commercial products (Declarative Authorization Service), Styra provides security, operations and compliance guardrails to protect applications, as well as the infrastructure they run on. Styra policy-as-code approach lets developers, DevOps, and security teams mitigate risks, reduce human error and accelerate application development. Learn more at

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