Company History




History

Real-Time Technology Solutions, Inc. (RTTS), was founded by Bill Hayduk in May of 1996 and has its roots in test automation tools from SQA, Inc., a Boston-based publicly traded firm (now a part of IBM). RTTS signed a strategic partnership agreement with SQA as a Value-Added Reseller and Training Partner, providing formal SQA-certified training classes and also providing consulting services tailored around implementing the toolset. Thus RTTS began its long history of successful software quality consulting engagements and training course offerings.

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History

A list of significant events is listed in the timeline below:

1996

  • Old RTTS Logo

    Real-Time Technology Solutions, Inc. (RTTS) is founded in New York by Bill Hayduk, a highly respected senior management and technology consultant. RTTS began by supporting test automation tools from SQA, Inc., a Boston-based publicly traded firm that specialized in the relatively new field of automated software quality (ASQ).

  • SQA Logo

    RTTS enters a strategic alliance with SQA (publicly traded firm later acquired by Rational Software). Taking advantage of SQA's alliance channel programs for software sales and educational services, RTTS begins its long history of successful software testing engagements and training course offerings.

1997

  • Rational Software Logo

    Rational Software, Inc. (since purchased by IBM), a Cupertino, CA firm specializing in products that model and aid in software development, acquires SQA, Inc. RTTS joins the Rational value-added reseller (VAR) program, adding a greater breadth of products to their own expertise.

  • Ron Axelrod

    Ron Axelrod, then Regional Sales Manager for SQA, joins RTTS as an equity partner with the role of Senior Vice President/Director of Business Development with Bill Hayduk serving as President/Director of Professional Services.

1998

  • RTTS Wall Street Office

    RTTS opens the Wall Street office in the heart of New York City's Financial District. This facility serves as the headquarters for North American operations.

1999

  • RTTS goes national with its proprietary methodology (TAP) and proprietary expert-level training courses supporting Rational Software's performance and functional testing tools. Eventually, RTTS will roll out and deliver courseware supporting Mercury Interactive, Compuware, and other ASQ products throughout the U.S. and Canada.

2000

  • Mercury Interactive

    RTTS joins the Mercury Interactive (since purchased by Hewlett Packard) Alliance Partnership. RTTS provides the expertise needed to implement software testing and application performance monitoring solutions, in addition to training classes that support Mercury products.

  • RTTS signs lease expansion that dramatically increased the New York office's space. The new space incorporates state-of-the-art training facilities. The space is utilized by RTTS for the conduct of open enrollment and private courses that directly support the business lines currently in place.

2002

  • Satellite sales offices are established in Orlando and Phoenix. RTTS extends geographically to client sites throughout the United States and Canada. Industry-leading companies from California to New Jersey, and from Toronto to Texas begin selecting RTTS as their provider of outsourced testing, mentoring, project management and training for their QA programs.

  • Compuware

    RTTS signs a partnership alliance with Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq: CPWR) expanding RTTS' offerings horizontally to deliver post-deployment monitoring and diagnostics solutions that help eliminate the high costs and loss of productivity. This alliance also allows RTTS to expand vertically into Compuware's Software Quality product line through its QACenter offerings. RTTS develops and delivers open enrollment training classes on Compuware's QACenter products.

2003

  • IBM

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) acquires Rational Software. This acquisition thrusts RTTS into an alliance with one of the technology industry's giants. RTTS earns distinction as an IBM Premier Business Partner - the highest alliance level.

2006

  • RTTS 10 Year Anniversary

    RTTS marks its 10th year of excellence in the software quality assurance arena.

  • RTTS moves to its new office in midtown Manhattan. This state-of-the-art facility houses both its corporate office and educational facilities and serves as the headquarters for North American operations.

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) and RTTS sign a partnership agreement. RTTS will implement, support and provide educational services for Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team System for Testers suite. The partnership provides RTTS with access to the world’s most successful software company. RTTS is the only pure-play testing firm to support Team System.

  • HP

    Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ) acquires Mercury Interactive. The transaction brings together the strength of HP operational, network and IT service management software with Mercury's strength in application management, application delivery, IT governance and service-oriented architecture governance. This combination provides customers with the industry's most robust suite for optimizing, automating and aligning IT services with business needs. RTTS becomes alliance partner with the largest technology firm in the world.

2007

  • RTTS opens offices in Philadelphia and Atlanta. These facilities serve as hubs for expansion into the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.

2008

  • Tomos

    RTTS spins off sister company TOMOS Software, LLC. TOMOS is the light-weight, SaaS solution for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). With modules for requirements management, test authoring, test execution and defect management, TOMOS helps small-to-mid sized teams tackle communication and collaboration challenges while enhancing application quality.

2009

  • Jazz

    RTTS assists IBM with marketing its new Jazz platform and enterprise tools. RTTS becomes an IBM Premier Partner, the highest level of partnership in IBM. RTTS also signs a co-branding deal of RTTS courses to be marketed under the IBM label.

2010

  • QuerySurge

    RTTS decides to productize the concepts that appear in its utility DWTF (data warehouse testing framework) into an enterprise data warehouse testing tool. Renamed QuerySurge and built from the ground up, RTTS begins to undertake its most aggressive leap towards becoming a software and services firm.

2011

  • Oracle

    RTTS joins the Oracle partnership as a Gold-level OEM partner. Oracle’s MySQL database is bundled into QuerySurge. At the end of 2011, QuerySurge is ready to go GA (General Acceptance) and RTTS jumps into the marketplace with the first test tool built specifically for data warehouses and the ETL process.

2012

  • Teradata

    RTTS joins the Teradata partnership. Teradata is the biggest pure-play data warehouse software company. This alliance will provide QuerySurge with a distribution channel and with key industry contacts.

2013

  • Hortonworks

    RTTS joins Big Data company HortonWorks’ partnership. Hortonworks develops, distributes and supports the only 100% open source distribution of Apache Hadoop explicitly architected, built and tested for enterprise grade deployments.

2014

  • Cloudera

    RTTS becomes alliance partners with both pure-play Big Data company Cloudera, whose Big Data offering is supported by RTTS’ data testing solution.

2015

  • MongoDB

    RTTS partner with New York-based MongoDB, the biggest NoSQL big data vendor and one of the hottest vendors in the big data space. On the QuerySurge front, RTTS creates a partner ecosystem.

Today

  • RTTS

    RTTS celebrates its 20th anniversary assisting customers with their automated testing needs, RTTS continues to be the leader in test automation and provides QA & testing services to a wide range of vertical industries. RTTS has been successful fulfilling the needs of 600+ organizations, often on multiple projects - the majority ranked as Fortune 500 companies. Also, QuerySurge now has over 50 clients in most verticals.

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