Developer and Deployment options now available in monthly and annual subscriptions.

Monthly subscription pricing now available for development authorized user.

Transform your business decision-making with data science

IBM® ILOG® CPLEX® Optimization Studio uses decision optimization technology to optimize help you improve your business decisions, develop and deploy optimization models quickly, and create real-world applications that can significantly improve business outcomes.

How? IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio is a prescriptive analytics solution that enables rapid development and deployment of decision optimization models using mathematical and constraint programming. It combines a fully featured integrated development environment that supports Optimization Programming Language (OPL) and the high-performance CPLEX and CP Optimizer solvers. It’s data science for your decisions.

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What's new in IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio


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Download and go

Get up and running in less than 15 minutes with the Developer and Deployment options, now available in a monthly and annual subscription.

Multiobjective modeling

Multiobjective modeling

Solve multiobjective problems with CPLEX including hierarchical, blended, or combinations of both.

Better performance

Better performance

Get significant performance improvements for MIP and MIQP problems as well as constraint programming and constraint-based scheduling.

Simplify data management

Data management simplicity

Embed OPL models into Python and easily use pythonic data structures to read and write tabular data.

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Replace intuition with factual decisions

Translate business problems to optimization models and solve using powerful CPLEX engines.

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Solve a range of optimization problems

Uncover mathematical programming, constraint programming, and constraint-based models using CPLEX engines.

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Choose your deployment

Choose from on-premises, cloud and hybrid deployment options to successfully deliver prescriptive analytics through mathematical and constraint programming.

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Gain better outcomes for many industries

A major transportation company reduced operating costs by USD 26 million annually through better allocation of rolling stock by using IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio.

Why IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio is the best choice for making decisions

  • Proven optimization technology with more than 25 years experience
  • Provides comprehensive end-to-end solution for solving complex problems
  • Enables development and deployment of optimization models quickly and accurately
  • One solution for many industries


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Which option is right for you?

Free Edition

Explore and learn optimization and constraint programming modeling with the free edition of IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio.

Developer Subscription

This fully-featured development environment for mathematical and constraint programming models has no limitation on model size.

Deployment Subscription – Small Tier

Leverage optimization engines hosted on the IBM Cloud to solve your complex decision-making problems.

Deployment Subscription – Large Tier

Leverage optimization engines hosted on the IBM Cloud to solve your complex decision-making problems.

Other licensing options

Deploy applications for internal business purposes or for third parties.

Featured partner solutions

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Optimization Direct

Combines a new algorithm, ODHeuristics, with CPLEX in the ODH-CPLEX Optimizer specifically to find solutions in massive MIP models of the big data era

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Delivers advanced analytics and optimization solutions to innovative companies who want to apply a scientific approach to decision making

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Provides warehouse logistics optimization, production logistics optimization, transport logistics optimization and industry optimization solutions