Rocket Software

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Rocket Software Inc.
IndustryComputer software
HeadquartersWaltham, Massachusetts, United States
Number of locations
12 offices
Area served
Key people
Andy Youniss (President and CEO)

Matt Deres (SVP, Chief Information Officer)
Rich Kraska (SVP, Chief Financial Officer)
Jay Leader (SVP, Chief Customer Officer)
P. Gary Gregory (President, Database & Connectivity Business Unit)
Tracey Leahy (SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer)
Kevin Norlin (SVP, Chief Revenue Officer)
David Reibel (SVP, General Counsel)
Ross Rosenberg (SVP, Strategy & Corporate Development)
Milan Shetti (President, Z Systems Business Unit)
Chris Wey (President, Power Systems Business Unit)

Jeff Winter (SVP, Chief Marketing Officer)
Number of employees

Rocket Software is a privately held software development firm founded in 1990. Using the IBM Z, IBM Power, and embedded database platforms, Rocket provides predictive analytics with deep data, develop AI and machine learning capabilities, and design mobile and browser applications. Rocket operates in markets including the financial, banking, health care, government, insurance, aerospace, auto manufacturing, and retail industries. Rocket has a business partnership with IBM that began in 1994 with a licensing agreement for Rocket QMF tools. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.


Rocket Software was founded in Boston in 1990 with a focus on IBM DB2 tools.

Rocket's software runs on multiple platforms and operating systems, including mainframe, IBM z/OS, IBM i, UNIX, Windows and other platforms and offers tools to access non-SQL data with standard SQL queries.

In 2012, Rocket's Aldon subsidiary was recognized as a Niche Player in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for application life-cycle management[1] and as a Contender in The Forrester Wave: application life-cycle management, Q4 2012.[2] In 2017, market research firm Infiniti Research included Rocket Aldon as a "prominent player" in the application lifecycle management market.[3]

Since 2013 when the list was inaugurated, Rocket has been included in Database Trends and Applications magazine's annual “DBTA 100,” a list of the companies that matter most in data.[4]

In 2017, Rocket CEO Andy Youniss was named a New England Entrepreneur of the Year by professional services firm EY.[5] Youniss was also presented the Leadership Award by Boston-based food rescue nonprofit Lovin' Spoonfuls in November 2017.[6][third-party source needed]

In December 2017, Rocket was named Ellucian Growth Partner of the Year for providing support to the higher education IT services company in its transition to its current cloud-based service offerings and SaaS licensing model.[7][third-party source needed]

In 2020, Rocket was named in Inc.'s list of America's 1,000 Largest and Most Inspiring Private Companies.[8]


  1. ^ "Magic Quadrant for Application Life Cycle Management | 2037115". 2012-06-05. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved 2013-10-24.
  2. ^ Grant, Tom. "Forrester Research : Research : The Forrester Wave™: Application Life-Cycle Management, Q4 2012". Retrieved 2013-10-24.
  3. ^ Sahni, Rajat (5 April 2017). "Research delivers insight into the application lifecycle management market". Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  4. ^ Wells, Joyce (2017-06-15). "DBTA 100 2017". DBTA. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  5. ^ "Andy Youniss - Rocket Software". Boston Business Journal. 2017-06-28. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  6. ^ "Boston-Based Lovin Spoonfuls Gives Leadership Award to Rocket Software CEO Andy Youniss". BusinessWire. 2017-11-06. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  7. ^ "Rocket Software Named Ellucian Growth Partner of the Year". BusinessWire. 2017-12-04. Retrieved 2018-08-07.
  8. ^ "Rocket Software Inc's 1000". 24 March 2020.

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