Benefits of IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio interfaces

Optimization Programming Language (OPL) provides a faster way to build efficient optimization models and state-of-the-art applications for the full range of planning and scheduling problems.

Component libraries include two interfaces, ILOG Concert Technology and CPLEX Callable Library. C, C++, C#, Java™ , Visual Basic, Python and Fortran developers can embed powerful CPLEX algorithms and OPL models within their applications. A comprehensive set of routines is included for defining, solving, analyzing, querying and creating reports for optimization problems.

Connectors included in the IBM ILOG® CPLEX® Optimization Studio contain add-ins that allow MATLAB and AMPL users to call IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer for System Z® directly from within those applications.


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Concert Technology

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio includes ILOG Concert Technology — a set of modeling objects shared in common with OPL, IBM CPLEX Optimizer for System Z and IBM ILOG CPLEX CP Optimizer. There are three different Concert Technology language implementations — C++, Java and .NET (C# and Microsoft Visual Basic). Concert Technology can be used to model, write customized optimization algorithms (based on the provided ones) and embed the created models and algorithms into an application.

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Callable Library

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio includes the CPLEX Callable Library, a matrix-oriented library with a C programming language interface for the IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer for System Z. This fundamental interface can be accessed from many languages, such as Fortran. A Python interface is also provided for the CPLEX Callable Library. This interface provides all the features of the Callable Library without the need to manage lengths of arrays, allocation of memory or freeing of memory.

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Optimization Programming Language

Optimization Programming Language (OPL) provides a natural representation of optimization models, requiring far less effort than general-purpose programming languages. Developing OPL models in the integrated development environment provided with IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio makes it easy to evaluate different modeling approaches and to integrate external data.

CPLEX Interactive Optimizer

CPLEX interactive optimizer

CPLEX interactive optimizer is a command-line interactive program, provided in executable, ready-to-use form. It packs all the power and speed of IBM CPLEX Optimizer for System Z into an easy-to-use, easy-to-learn format, featuring a simple user interface and an extensive help system. New users become proficient and productive immediately. Just read in a problem, issue the "optimize" command and review results.


IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio

Model business problems using mathematical and constraint programming. Solve with the leading IBM CPLEX Optimizer for System Z engine. Prescribe precise and logical decisions, plans and schedules.

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IBM Decision Optimization Center

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IBM Decision Optimization on Cloud

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IBM CPLEX Optimizer for z/OS

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