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Cognos today reconfirmed its longstanding relationship with Compaq Computer Corporation by announcing availability of the latest versions of the Cognos PowerHouse, family of application development tools for Compaq's enterprise-class OpenVMS business servers.

Immediately available is PowerHouse Web 2.20D, the premier OpenVMS release, delivering Web-based applications by harnessing the development and data access capabilities of PowerHouse 4GL. Also now available is PowerHouse 4GL 8.20D, the latest version of this server-based application development environment for OpenVMS.

Shipping during the first quarter of 2000 will be Axiant 4GL 3.0, the Windows-based integrated development environment (IDE) from Cognos which they claim enables Web, Windows and terminal-based PowerHouse applications to be built in an intuitive graphical environment, and then deployed to any of the supported PowerHouse Series 8 servers. 

"We're thrilled to be further strengthening our relationship with Cognos around our OpenVMS business," said Richard Marcello, vice president, OpenVMS Group, Compaq Computer Corporation. "We feel that the Cognos PowerHouse family of high-productivity business application development tools is an ideal complement to Compaq's enterprise-class OpenVMS Alpha Server solutions. Customers will benefit from Cognos' native OpenVMS tools that will allow them to build Web, Windows and terminal-based business applications using a single programming language with faster time to result and reduced maintenance overheads."

"This commitment both strengthens Cognos' long-standing relationship with Compaq and allows us to bring our industry-leading products and expertise to assist their customers with their business application implementations," said Ed Shepherdson, director, application development tools, Cognos Inc. "Compaq customers who choose OpenVMS-based business servers to host their core business-critical systems will benefit greatly from the proven developer productivity and investment protection that can be achieved using the 4GL-based PowerHouse tools offered by Cognos."

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