Rogue Wave Software, Inc.
Company typeSubsidiary
Founded1989; 35 years ago (1989), Seattle, Washington
HeadquartersMinneapolis, Minnesota
Key people
Mark Ties, CEO

Rogue Wave Software was an American software development company based in Louisville, Colorado. It provided cross-platform software development tools and embedded components for parallel, data-intensive, and other high-performance computing (HPC) applications.

In January 2019, the firm was acquired by Minneapolis, Minnesota-based application software developer Perforce,[1] which is maintaining Rogue Wave's products.[2]


The company was founded in 1989 in Seattle, Washington by Thomas Keffer and Richard Romea, producing a C++ class library in 1989 called Math.h++. In 1990, the company moved to Corvallis, Oregon, and released Tools.h++, which predated the Standard Template Library. In November 1996, they had an initial public offering, listing their shares on the NASDAQ under symbol RWAV. In January 1998, Rogue Wave Software announced they were buying Morrisville, North Carolina-based Stingray Software, a developer of object oriented tools for Windows programmers.[3]

In 2001, the ".h++" products were combined into the product family SourcePro C++. In 2003, the company was acquired by Quovadx, which was in turn acquired by private equity firm Battery Ventures in July 2007.[citation needed]

Rogue Wave Software then became an independent company again. In May 2009, the company acquired Visual Numerics, developer of IMSL Numerical Libraries and PV-WAVE data analytics software,[4] and TotalView Technologies, Inc (formerly Etnus, Inc.), which provides debugging tools for C, C++ and Fortran (TotalView, MemoryScape and ReplayEngine).[5]

In 2010, the company acquired Acumem, a multicore performance software company and developer of Threadspotter performance optimization software.[6] In May 2012, they acquired IBM's ILOG C++ visualization products, followed by their Java and Flex visualization products in September 2014.[7]

In August 2013, the company acquired open source software consulting firm OpenLogic,[8] and static code analysis software Klocwork in January 2014.[9] With expanding business scope and need for new hires, in October 2015, Rogue Wave moved from Boulder to a somewhat larger and newer space in Louisville, closer to the Denver talent pool;[10] it also acquired Zend Technologies,[11] a maker of PHP tools and services. In November 2016, Rogue Wave Software announced the acquisition of Akana, a leading API management software vendor.[12] In November 2017, the company acquired ZeroTurnaround,[13] creator of JRebel and XRebel Java developer tools for profiling and deployment.

In January 2019, the company was acquired by Minneapolis-based application software developer Perforce.[1]

Products and services

Rogue Wave products acquired by Perforce included the following:

In addition, Perforce also acquired OpenLogic, a consulting organization with expertise in open source software, from Rogue Wave.[8]


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  6. ^ "Rogue Wave Adds Acumem to Its HPC Stable". HPC Wire. 4 October 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Going Rogue (Wave) Over ILOG C++". Dr. Dobbs. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Rogue Wave plans to use OpenLogic's portfolio to roll out solutions intended to help developers search and write better open source codes faster". ZDNet. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
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  10. ^ "New acquisition, new HQ fuel Rogue Wave's growth – BizWest". BizWest. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Rogue Wave buys PHP technology leader Zend". 6 October 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  12. ^ a b "Rogue Wave Software acquires Akana, SourceClear announces major product features, and Pneuron unveils new capabilities for its orchestration software". SD Times. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Java Toolmaker ZeroTurnaround Acquired by Rogue Wave". ADTMag. 29 November 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Software testing is all about automation". SD Times. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Rogue Wave eats Acumem". The Register. 4 October 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Rogue Wave acquires ZeroTurnaround for its Java developer tools". SD Times. 29 November 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  17. ^ "Rogue Wave Unveils SourcePro Upgrade". ADT Mag. 2 August 2005. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  18. ^ "Rogue Buys Stingray". Computerworld. 26 January 1998.
  19. ^ "An Interface to Support the Identification of Dynamic MPI 2 Processes for Scalable Parallel Debugging". Research Gate. 1 September 2006. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  20. ^ "Going Rogue (Wave) Over ILOG C++". Dr. Dobbs. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2020.