SpiceDB is a database system for managing security-critical permissions checking. SpiceDB acts as a centralized service that stores authorization data. Once stored, data can be performantly queried to answer questions such as "Does this user have access to this resource?" and "What are all the resources this user has access to?". Authzed operates the globally available, serverless database platform for SpiceDB.
Jake Moshenko is an engineering leader that has been building infrastructure tools and services for over 15 years for large companies and startups alike. Having previously struggled to keep up with customer permissions demands on products such as CoreOS’s Quay and Tectonic, he was searching for a better way to do application permissions.
Jimmy Zelinskie is the chief product officer, co-founder of authzed, and one of the creators of SpiceDB. Prior to that, he built various staple cloud-native projects such as Quay, clair, the Operator Framework, and the Open Container Initiative while building Kubernetes products at CoreOS and Red Hat.