Rocket Software Reveals MultiValue Roadmap After D3 Acquisition

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And, in December 2013, there will be a release of Rocket’s network and system monitoring tool, NetCure that is U2 database server-aware. “We will look at making it D3 and mvBase-aware in the future,” noted Siegesmund.

In addition, Rocket’s CorVu business intelligence tool is being optimized for the MultiValue space, with a planned release of natural access to U2 databases in Q2 2014, Q4 for SystemBuilder, and then the D3 databases. “It is obvious when I talk to customers that having a really powerful BI tool is something that they really need,” noted Siegesmund.

In addition, Rocket Aldon, a product that provides change management, from the change request to delivering application software into production, is also being made U2-aware, and Rocket also plans to make it D3-aware as well. “With all of the work that we have done to make it U2-aware it should be much easier because D3 and mvBase are so similar in structure,” Siegesmund observed.

And finally, there are plans for a mobile application builder that is coming out of the Rocket LegaSuite application modernization and enterprise mobile application development software area. Rocket plans to enable its U2 Web development environment to hook via a REST API into that product for mobile application development, said Siegesmund. “We will be extending that to SB/XA (System Builder Extensible Architecture) in the spring and so that is another thing to look for – mobile.”

D3 Staff Joining Rocket Software

Beyond the products, Rocket has also brought over the D3 database group’s team of people - including Janet Kennedy, who has been involved with D3 sales for more than 20 years, and John Bramley, who heads up the lab for the D3 products. In addition, the entire support and development team in Irvine, California, is continuing with Rocket, said Siegesmund.

“We are a global software development firm primarily focused on enterprise infrastructure software with annual revenue north of $270 million,” said Sanford.  

“We have roughly 1,100 employees, about 65% of which are software engineers. Our portfolio includes about 120 products that today are in about 19 product families.” The company is on a path to double its size by 2016.

Along the way, Sanford says Rocket will continue to develop and expand its acquired products. “We don’t cannibalize them or replace them,” noted Sanford.  “We actually continue to focus on ensuring our customers’ problems are solved and that the promises are kept for the software that they have. We invest in the R&D. We are not a company that will cut resources in the R&D and attempt to replace existing products with our own products. Rather, we look to grow our customer base through acquisition and ensure that the customer base continues to flourish by enhancing the software.”

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