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PowerHouse is a fourth-generation programming language (4GL) and integrated development environment for building enterprise-level applications that access multiple databases. Once owned by Cognos, the software was later acquired by Computer Associates. PowerHouse uses English-like syntax to let users concentrate on business logic rather than programming details, and can generate both mainframe and client/server applications without making changes to codebase. It features a report writer, database query tools, and support for different platforms.