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We must show the pain before we can propose the cure
Part of my job is to inject optimization in IBM Anaytics solutions. During one of the discussions with solution teams we argued about a fairly general issue that can prevent prescriptive analytics adoption. I think it is worth sharing....
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Optimization Is Ready For Big Data: Part 4, Veracity
Big Data promise is to enable better decisions based on data. The idea seems appealing yet there is a caveat: is the data reliable enough to base decisions on it? Question is to what extent can we trust data? My experience shows that cleaning data...
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Optimization Is Ready For Big Data: Part 3, Variety
A colleague of mine once told me that Big Data should be called "All Data". Indeed, one of the key dimension of Big Data is to apply analytics techniques to all kind of data. Other dimensions include volume and velocity of data. Can...
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Optimization Is Ready For Big Data: Part 2, Velocity
Proponents of Big Data boast about how it might help get personalized behavior from all the things and systems people interact with (web sites, mobile apps, customer support services, internet of things, etc) . These systems have to deal with data in...
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Optimization Is Ready For Big Data: Part 1, Volume
I had the honor to give a tutorial at a Big Data and Optimization seminar, thanks to an invitation from John Poppelaars , One of the topics I discussed seemed to resonate well. Let me try to explain it here. The first thing people think of...
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Trying Decision Optimization on Cloud beta: part 2, CPLEX
In our previous entry we made a demo tour of our Decision Optimization on Cloud service. Let us now start real work with CPLEX. The first step is to get an IBM ID. If you don't have one yet, then you can start here...
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2015 Prediction: Prescriptive Analytics Will Make It
This is prediction season. I never played that game so far, but felt compelled to do so after reading quite a few predictions about what will happen in 2015 around Analytics and Big Data. I won't repeat what seems to be a consensus, and will refer to...
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Analytics For Vehicle Routing (and for Santa)
How could we have helped Santa deliver its gifts as fast as possible? An OR practitioner will probably model Santa's problem as a traveling salesman problem ( TSP ). Indeed Santa needs to compute the shortest route through all kids homes. The...
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Prescriptive vs Predictive Analytics Explained
Imagine for one second that you are Loïc Peyron , the recent winner of the transatlantic yatch race La Route Du Rhum . What would you use to reach your destination as fast as possible? Of course, you would work on...
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Exploiting z/Architecture HGPRs with COBOL Community Blog
Enterprise COBOL V5 provides increased exploitation of the latest z/Architecture processors, as well as new levels of optimization, to improve the performance of z/OS COBOL applications. To that effect, several new compiler options are introduced in V5,...
from Blog: COBOL Cafe
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Decision Optimization In The Cloud at INFORMS Annual Meeting
Update on Jan 10, 2015. Decision Optimization on Cloud open beta is now available. I documented step by step on boarding here, but you can also try by yourself here . Trying Decision Optimization on Cloud beta: part 1, Demo Trying Decision Optimization...
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CPLEX 12.6.1 Announce
Update on June 28 2015. A more recent release of CPLEX is now available, namely CPLEX 12.6.2 . We are proud to announce a new release of CPLEX that will be available on December 5 for electronic delivery for paying customers. Date for...
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Optimization in Retail: Bringing Innovation to Users that are Not Early Adopters
Format: Webinar Length: 1 hour Next Session: September 24, 2014 at 07:30 Pacific, 10:30 Eastern, 16:30 CET...
from Blog: IBM Decision Optimization


I Want The Best Solution
Who among optimization practitioners hasn't heard at least one customer saying "I want the best solution" ? I certainly did. When that happens one has to manage expectations because solving real problems to optimality may not be possible in a...
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Convex Optimization
I had the pleasure to be invited to attend the German OR conference last week in Aachen. There were many highlights at this conference beside the great venue and excellent organization led by Marco Lübbecke, see for instance Mike Trick...
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Machine Learning and Optimization
The view that Machine Learning is tightly linked to optimization is becoming common knowledge. There are training courses ( Stephen Boyd's and Steve Wright's ) mixing the two. The Data Smart book by John Foreman...
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Price Optimization
Did you know that the price at which you buy your Coke bottle (pick any brand you'd like here) at your nearest retail store was probably set by a process that involved mathematical optimization? If not, then learn how it was probably done. Let...
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Benefits of Huge Pages Community Blog
Introduction If you read my recent post, Backing Your Guests With Huge Pages , you might remember me mentioning that the ability to back your KVM guests with hugepages is on its way to OpenStack. This functionality is planned for the...
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Query Optimization class  which one is in effect? explain_from_section tells it ! Community Blog
NishantSinha
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A query optimization class is a set of query rewrite rules and optimization techniques for compiling queries. It is one of the most important determinants in the evaluation and selection of an access plan for a particular query. DB2 provides multiple ways to...
from Blog: DB2 Problem Troubleshooting and Tips


Use Optimization Techniques for Complex Decision Support: A DecisionBrain Case Study in Container Terminal Logistics
Format: Webinar Length: 1 hour Next Session: June 25, 2014 at 07:30 Pacific, 10:30 Eastern, 16:30 CET...
from Blog: IBM Decision Optimization


Common Sense Operations
Is Optimization the tool of choice for improving operations? I tend to say yes, because we can be proud of the impact of optimization on various businesses and industries. See for instance the Franz Edelman Award finalists for examples...
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Customizing Optimized Jobname Community Blog
Overview Currently when a job is optimized using InfoSphere Balanced Optimization and saved, by default it saves as <job name>_Optimized1. But if a user would like to save job with customized name, for example <job name>_Picasso to every optimized...
from Blog: InformationServer Balanced Optimization


Optimizing job with MapReduce Connector or JDBC Connector Community Blog
Overview: From InfoSphere InformationServer 9.1.2 onwards when a job is optimized using InfoSphere Balanced Optimization by default we get JDBC Connector either at source or target after optimization. If JAQL Connector is required as optimized job then...
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Learn about Modeling and Solving Scheduling Problems with CP Optimizer
Format: Webinar Length: 1 hour Next Session: May 28, 2014 at 07:30 Pacific, 10:30 Eastern, 16:30 CET...
from Blog: IBM Decision Optimization


Is your processor functioning at its potential?
KarenLawrence
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The effective use of processor cores and threads is a critically important element in capitalizing on the performance potential of a modern processor. Makes sense. But what new technologies are available to make processors soar? In this blog, I describe...
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