• October 20, 2018

Rocket at 25

First Rocket Patent Rocket at 25

Rocket at 25: our first patent

While Rocket was founded in 1990, the team’s first patent came only nine years ago, in 2006. If you look carefully, you’ll see that the patent was awarded for a “method and system for determining network topology,” and was originally submitted by Joe Devlin, Managing Director of R&D. According to Joe, he and Rocket filed […]

Rocket at 25

Rocket at 25: remembering how we got started

25 years ago I was a young programmer who had recently joined a small start-up venture just outside of Boston called DBView. It was there that I met Johan Gedda. After DBView was sold by the owner (who, by the way, was Johan’s MIT fraternity brother) Johan approached me and asked if I would be […]

Platinum Technology ad Rocket at 25

Rocket at 25: stop the countdown!

Even though Rocket was founded in 1990, the company flew beneath most people’s radar for the first few years. It wasn’t until this ad appeared in the November, 1993 issue of Data Management Review magazine that the team realized they had been noticed. And while Rocket wasn’t mentioned by name, the implications were pretty clear. […]

Andy Youniss Business Card Rocket at 25

Rocket at 25: a yearlong trip through our past, our present, and our future

When Johan Magnusson-Gedda and I started Rocket Software back in April of 1990, I couldn’t imagine that one day we’d be celebrating our 25th year as a company. This is a milestone that makes me extremely proud and excited at the same time, and I want to celebrate it with the Rocket community. Over the […]