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A fourth-generation language from Unicom Global ( that was introduced in the late 1970s for midrange computers. PowerHouse supports character-oriented terminal-based applications as well as Windows clients, and apps developed under PowerHouse can be imported into the Axiant client/server environment. PowerHouse was developed by Cognos, which was acquired by IBM in 2008. The PowerHouse product line was acquired by Unicom in 2013. See Axiant.


An application development system from Unicom Global ( for client/server environments. Built on the PowerHouse 4GL, Axiant supports Windows and Mac clients and a variety of databases and Unix servers. The Impromptu query language and PowerPlay EIS/DSS system are also components. Included is the WATCOM/SQL database. Axiant was developed by Cognos, which was acquired by IBM in 2008. The PowerHouse product line, including Axiant, was acquired by Unicom in 2013. See PowerHouse and Cognos.

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