An application development system from Unicom Global (www.unicomglobal.com) 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.