Hibernating Rhinos was founded in 2008 by superstar developer Oren Eini. Many of you may know him by his handle, Ayende Rahien. Oren built a career going from company to company fixing bugs and performance issues inside their databases. From the beginning, Oren’s focus was the customer and anticipating their needs.
Based on his experiences, he developed a set of visual debuggers & profilers, Entity Framework Profiler and NHibernate Profiler that worked in real time to allow a development team to find out what was going on while they coded. He saw common problems occurring in the development of databases and wanted to prevent bottlenecks and fatal flaws early on in the release cycle that could save businesses time and money.
As he traveled the world fixing a wide variety of database challenges, he saw the same problems arising time and again. That’s where RavenDB was born, a database that solves the biggest problems enterprises and small businesses encounter before they even encounter them. Oren set out to answer the most challenging issues: Creating an easy to install, easy to use database that used the best that NoSQL database could offer, but was fully transactional so you didn’t lose this critical element an SQL solution gives you.
With high availability, high performance, zero administration, and self-optimization, RavenDB is trusted and employed by a global client base including Fortune 500 companies spanning several continents. The Hibernating Rhinos team is a leading global authority in open source NoSQL and document database architecture and design, and in the C# and .NET global open source programming communities.