At first, there was the monolith. The monolith worked well with the bespoke authentication module. Then, the web evolved into an elastic cloud that serves thousands of different user agents in every part of the world.
Hydra is driven by the need for a scalable, low-latency, in memory Access Control, OAuth2, and OpenID Connect layerthat integrates with every identity provider you can imagine.
Hydra is available through Docker and relies on RethinkDB for persistence. Database drivers are extensible, in case you want to use RabbitMQ, MySQL, MongoDB, or some other database instead.