Rogue Wave Software

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Rogue Wave Software
Founded 1989, Seattle, Washington
Headquarters Louisville, Colorado
Key people
Brian Pierce, CEO
Products Software
Number of employees

Rogue Wave Software is an American software development company. It provides cross-platform software development tools and embedded components for parallel, data-intensive, or other high-performance computing applications.

The company was founded in 1989 in Seattle, Washington, then moved to Corvallis, Oregon in 1990 and is now based in Louisville, Colorado. In November 1996, they had an initial public offering, listing their shares on the NASDAQ under symbol RWAV. In 2003, they were acquired by Quovadx, which was in turn acquired by private equity firm Battery Ventures in July 2007.

Rogue Wave Software then became an independent company again. In 2009, the company acquired Visual Numerics, a provider of advanced analytics software,[1] and TotalView Technologies, Inc (formerly Etnus, Inc.),[2] which provides debugging tools for C, C++ and Fortran.[3] In 2010, the company acquired Acumem,[4] a multicore performance software company, and in May 2012 Rogue Wave acquired IBM's ILOG Visualization C++ Products. ILOG's Java and Flex visualization products were acquired in September 2014. In August 2013, the company acquired OpenLogic,[5] and Klocwork in January 2014.[6] In October 2015 Rogue Wave Software announced the acquisition of Zend Technologies,[7] a maker of tools and provider of services for the PHP technology. In November 2016 Rogue Wave Software announced the acquisition of Akana,[8] a leading API management software vendor.


Rogue Wave began by producing a C++ class library in 1989 called Math.h++. In 1990 they produced Tools.h++, which predated the Standard Template Library. The ".h++" products were combined in 2001 into the product family SourcePro C++. More recently, Rogue Wave Software has offered products focusing on parallel development.

In 2009, Rogue Wave Software acquired Visual Numerics (VNI) [1] and TotalView Technologies,[3] with their products: VNI's IMSL Numerical Libraries and PV-WAVE visual data analysis development environment, and TotalView Technologies' debugging tools for serial and parallel code, TotalView, MemoryScape and ReplayEngine.

In 2010 they acquired Acumem, adding ThreadSpotter for performance optimization.

Rogue Wave products includes: Klocwork, OpenLogic, HostAccess, HydraExpress, IMSL Numerical Libraries, PV-WAVE, Views, Server, DBLink, JViews, Elixir, SourcePro C++, Stingray, TotalView, CodeDynamics, and Zend.

In October 2015, Rogue Wave Software acquired Zend Technologies.

In November 2016, Rogue Wave Software acquired Akana.


  1. ^ a b "Rogue Wave Software Acquires Visual Numerics". Reuters. 5 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Latest news - Rogue Wave". 
  3. ^ a b "Rogue Wave Acquires TotalView Technologies". 6 Jan 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Latest news - Rogue Wave". 
  5. ^ "Latest news - Rogue Wave". 
  6. ^ "Rogue Wave Acquires Klocwork". Dr. Dobb's. 
  7. ^ "Rogue Wave Software acquires enterprise PHP leader Zend". 6 Oct 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  8. ^ "Rogue Wave Software acquires API Management Leader Akana". 29 Nov 2016. Retrieved 2015-12-13.