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Machine Learning As Prescriptive Analytics
I made a mistake about machine learning. Repeatedly. I said, and I wrote, that machine learning and predictive analytics were almost the same. To be more specific, my view was simple: analytics can be divided in four categories, exemplified below...
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SDK 1.9: Using FDPR and SCA plugins to increase program performance Community Blog
The IBM Software Development Kit for Linux on Power (SDK) provides two related tools, Source Code Advisor (SCA) and the Feedback Directed Program Restructuring tool (FDPR), that implement feedbackdirected, postlink program...
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Top Posts For 2015
JeanFrancoisPuget
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I wish all my readers, their families, and their friends, all the best for 2016. May your dreams come true. I also want to warmly thank you, my readers, for your continued interest. This led me write more entries than ever, with 54 entries in...
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Perception Matters
I lenjoyed reading the following from Dear Mona, Which Is The Fastest CheckOut Lane At The Grocery Store? (You should read it all, as it provides an interesting crash course on queuing theory...
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Analysts Views On Optimization
According to leading analyst firms, the corporate world should invest more in advanced analytics in general, and optimization in particular. Here are few examples. Last week at IBM Insight conference, Forrester's Mike Gualtieri presented with my...
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Solving Sudoku In Python With DOcplex On DOcloud
Sudoku is a great example to introduce prescriptive analytics: it is well known, and it is not trivial to solve manually. I will use docplex Python api to implement a web application that solves Sudoku problems. The code is available in a notebook...
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Flexible tunings on IBM POWER8 for SPSS Modeler Premium Entity Analytics provides 2.5X performance gains Community Blog
Tom Tran  POWER Systems Perf
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Optimizing an application's performance will result in clients saving time and reducing costs by running the workload more efficiently and quicker. This effect is even more profound for applications which are deployed across multiple servers and a...
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How to enable autoSIMD optimization in XL compilers Community Blog
SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) parallelize loops. Other than threadlevel parallelism that runs certain loop iterations in parallel, SIMD takes advantage of vector instructions for processors that support them to execute operations on individual parts...
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Optimizing Car (And Cyclist) Speed
What is the optimal way to adjust one's car speed in order to minimize fuel consumption (or CO2 emission) while meeting desired travel time? The answer to that question came to me after I wrote my last blog entry on Predicting Cyclist Speed . In that...
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Predicting Cyclist Speed
I have been the 'data scientist' on the IBM team that helped Dave Haase run the Race Across America (RAAM) this year. This project exemplified quite a few of the classical tips of data science documents in The Inconvenient Truth&n...
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Prescriptive Analytics Is Easier And More Profitable Than Predictive Analytics
When you hear about algorithms these days, chances are that you hear about machine learning or predictive analytics. (Some make a distinction between machine learning and predictive analytics, but the distinction is not material for this post. ...
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Where Is Operations Research In Social Media?
Michael Trick's State of Operations Research Blogging discusses the fact that OR blogging is vanishing while twitter activity around OR is increasing. As an example of the latter, look for #ismp2015 on twitter and...
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RVO V.S. std::move Community Blog
Return Value Optimization Return value optimization, simply RVO, is a compiler optimization technique that allows the compiler to construct the return value of a function at the call site. The technique is also named "elision". C++98/03...
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CPLEX Optimization Studio 12.6.2
We are proud to announce the latest CPLEX release. It will ship in electronic form on June 12 for commercial users. Academic users can get it from the Academic Initiative site . Improvements include: The ability to solve larger problems...
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Analytics For The Perfect Race
Big data analytics proponents keep saying that is can now be used to make better decisions in a whole set of new domains. Here is a great example we have been working on for the past few months. This example also touches topics like Internet...
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A Sudoku Web App Based On DOcloud And Python
In our previous posts ( here and here ) we have shown how to use Python and the DOcloud service for solving any Sudoku puzzle. This was nice but we had to manually modify our Python code each to time we wanted to solve a new grid. We present today...
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Frequency of price changes in your ecommerce site Community Blog
Anbu Ponniah
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The price pressure Twenty first century shopper has so many options. Unless a retailer is a niche player, it is a shopper's world. While retailer has many tricks up their sleeve to bring eyeballs to their ecommerce website, keep them there, convert into a...
from Blog: Commerce Lounge


Solving Optimization Problems On The Cloud With Python
The availability of an api for solving optimization problems via DOcloud is opening new ways to develop an application: you can use the implementation language of your choice. Granted, at the time of writing, we only provide a client api for Java. ...
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Solving The Hardest Sudoku In Python With DOcloud
The more I use Python, the more I like it. Here is yet another example of why. I looked for Sudoku solvers written in Python and found quite a few. I particularly like the one Peter Norvig describes in Solving Every Sudoku Puzz...
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Computing The Longest Tour Across The USA
My previous post Computing The Really Optimal Tour Across The USA On The Cloud With Python generated some interest (like all answer's to Randy Olson's original article ). One reader asked a seemingly simple question that got my...
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Explore what's trending this month with these 3 collaborative Analytics Services Offerings for ECM Community Blog
EdCommunications
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Think proactive... Think Smart 3 Offerings that can enhance the efficiency and stability of your overallenvironment! Explore what's trending this month with these 3 collaborative service offerings... Let us help you evaluate your system's health,...
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Computing The Really Optimal Tour Across The USA On The Cloud With Python
When Randy Olson's Computing the optimal road trip across the U.S. resulted in articles in the Washington Post , NY Daily News , Daily Mail , People Magazine , NY Times , NPR , and many other outlets, the...
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Actionable Insights
JeanFrancoisPuget
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It is good practice to eat your own food. I should be no exception. In my post on the role of data science I was blaming data scientists who left business users without any clue about how to use the insights they produce. I...
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Step By Step Modeling Of PuzzlOr Electrifying Problem
PuzzlOr problems are nice because they are simplified versions of real world problems of interest. Last December problem is a simplified version of an interesting logistics problem. A variety of method can be used to attack them, see for instance...
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Decision makers need decision support
How can you make an optimization application be accepted by decision makers? The answer I gave that in my last post was to provide interactive applications. It so happens that colleagues of mine already discussed that in an IBM book...
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Interactive Optimization
In my last post I discussed how gamification could be used to overcome the resistance to automated decision making systems. The case discussed in my previous post was about a system that computes retail prices for hotel rooms. The point of...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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The IBM POWER8 processor: The hype is worth a look
KarenLawrence
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The newest IBM® processor makes it’s debut in April, 2014. The IBM POWER8™ processor supersedes the IBM POWER7® and IBM POWER7+™ processors, and is the most powerful, reliable, accessible, and secure processor from IBM todate....
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Learn about Efficient modeling with OPL  Optimization Programming Language Tips and Tricks
Format: Webinar Length: 1 hour Next Session: April 23, 2014 at 07:30 Pacific, 10:30 Eastern, 16:30 CET Speaker: &n...
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The Analytics Maturity Model
Update on Sept 21, 2015. An improved version of this model is presented in Analytics Maturity Models. Analytics can be defined in many ways, but what matters is the purpose of analytics. Most definitions agree on the following: analytics is...
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What's New in IBM Decision Optimization Center 3.8
Format: Webinar Length: 1 hour Next Session: March 26, 2014 at 07:30 Pacific, 10:30 Eastern, 16:30 CET...
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Learn about Optimizing Replenishment Processes in the Fashion Retail Industry in our next Virtual User Group session
Format: Webinar Length: 1 hour Next Session: February 26, 2014 at 07:30 Pacific, 10:30 Eastern, 16:30 CET...
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Solving the hardest Sudoku  part 1
JeanFrancoisPuget
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mathematical_optimization
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Do you know the hardest Sudoku problem? Do you know the best way to solve it? Before answering these questions, let me remind you of what the Sudoku puzzle is about in case you haven't read a newspaper in the last decade (adapted from wikipedia...
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Tower of Hanoi at Large
Did you know that the Tower of Hanoi puzzle had real world applications? I was lucky enough to be involved with one such application . Before describing the application, let me recap briefly what the puzzle is about. I'll borrow the definition...
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Centers of Polygons in OPL
Ryan J. O'Neil has written an interesting post on centers of polygons . Reason I'm blogging here is that he also asks an interesting question for the case where the polygon is a rectangle. Before looking at rectangles,...
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Constraint Programming History
Paul Shaw and I were invited by John Poppelaars to give talks at the Back to School seminar of Dutch ORMS society. Part of our presentation was a brief history of constraint programming. We drafted this slide to summarize it. We certainly left out...
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Ever wondered what an IBM Accelerated Value Leader could do for you? Community Blog
Carol Wingfield
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Relationships of trust and understanding within your own business are crucial to every success. You may have relationships with key players from your inhouse departments who play a part in the full cycle of your service delivery or product offering. Maybe...
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2013
To all my readers, I hope you enjoyed reading this blog as much as I enjoyed writing it. I want to thank you all as you are the reason for the existence of the blog. You'll find below a quick recap of the blog activity for 2013. I wish...
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No, The TSP Isn't NP Complete
Two recent blog posts discussing the Traveling Saleman Problem (TSP) led me to write this post. The two blog posts are What is Operations Research by Graham Kendall, and I’ve Been Everywhere (Optimally…) ...
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What’s New in CPLEX Optimization Studio 12.6
Format: Webinar Length: 1 hour Next Session: December 11, 2013 at 07:30 Pacific, 10:30 Eastern, 16:30 CET Speakers: &nbs...
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Learn about unlocking the power of the CPLEX Optimization Studio IDE in the upcoming IBM Decision Optimization Virtual Users Group meeting
Format: Webinar Length: 1 hour Next Session: November 20, 2013 at 07:30 Pacific, 10:30 Eastern, 16:30 CET...
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2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting Presentations
Several of my colleagues were speakers at the 2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting . I have tweeted about it and got many requests about the material. Good news is that we have made all presented material available in our developerWorks community...
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Decision Optimization Enables Financial Institutions to Manage Risk, Innovate and Improve Operational Efficiency
aeortiz
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Though constrained by economic pressure and increasing security concerns, banks are leveraging IT investments to drive business growth. In industries characterized by heavy mainframe usage, such as banking and finance, it’s crucial to maintain customer...
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Learn about Optimization Applications Deployment Options in the upcoming IBM ILOG Optimization Virtual Users Group Meeting
Format: Webinar Length: 1 hour Next Session: October 23, 2013 Speakers: ...
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IBM Rational System Architect Simulator with Optimization
AcdntlPoet
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IBM Rational System Architect Simulator with Optimization  John Jessup of IBM Services demonstrates how to use the System Architect Simulator and Optimizer.
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CPLEX 12.6 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 release 12.6 of IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio. Planned release dates are December 6, 2013: Electronic...
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Join the next IBM ILOG Optimization Virtual User Group webinar to learn about using Optimization for Transportation Planning
Date: 4 th Wednesday of every month @ (07:30 Pacific, 10:30 Eastern, 16:30 CET) Format: Webinar Length:...
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How to tone down optimization for complex or large programs? Community Blog
In COBOL for z/OS, V5,1, when compiling your source files that are too complex or in a relatively large size, and if you have specified the OPTIMIZE level, it may take excessive amount of time or storage. Thus a new compiler option, MAXPCF , is introduced to...
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Optimizing Real Time Decision Making
Why would a taxi company ever wait before dispatching cars to calling customers? The answer may surprise you: it is for decreasing customer waiting time. Yes, you read it correctly: they wait before responding in order to decrease customer waiting time....
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Proactive Analytics
Why blog again about optimization and analytics? Because the current way of having optimization be part of analytics is a bit misleading. Let me first say I assume that optimization is part of analytics here. Granted, a previous post of...
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IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio 12.5.1 Delivers Another Breakthrough in Performance
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio 12.5.1 is now available and brings another breakthrough in performance in solving mixed integer programs. Mixed integer programming models are solved on average 15% faster than the industryleading prior release 12.5,...
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Learn about the latest ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio release: version 12.5.1
IBM ILOG Optimization Virtual User Group Date: 4th Wednesday of every month @ (07:30 Pacific, 10:30 Eastern, 16:30 CET) Format: Webinar Length: 1 hour Next Session: June 26, 2013 Speaker: Roland Wunderling, CPLEX Optimizer Architect Session Topic: Learn about...
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DWave vs CPLEX Comparison. Part 2: QUBO
Can we improve CPLEX performance for yet another test series used in McGeoch&Wang paper , namely the native QUBO instances? According to the paper, these instances were random instances constructed to match what the DWave hardware can solve...
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DWave vs CPLEX Comparison. Part 1: QAP
Why am I discussing again the DWave quantum computer vs CPLEX comparison paper published by Cathy McGeoch and Carrie Wong ? Mainly because it looked like an interesting challenge to redo the CPLEX experiments to...
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June 12: Technical Exchange with experts from the IBM ILOG Decision Optimization and Supply Chain Support team
Come join us in a Technical Exchange with experts from the IBM ILOG Optimization and Supply Chain Support team. When: June 12, 2013 at 08:00 Pacific, 11:00 Eastern, 17:00 CET Format: Webinar (see link for details: http://www947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/sc...
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Analytics Is A Mean To An End
Unless you've been unplugged for a couple of years, you have certainly witnessed the buzz around Big Data and Analytics . It is difficult to open a newspaper without seeing references to it on a monthly, if not weekly, basis. This is...
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How to handle table of contents overflow (2) Community Blog
My previous blog introduces why TOC overflow occurs and what the general solutions are to solve the problem. Now it is time to describe the solutions in detail. Two general solutions As the matter of fact, the best way to handle TOC overflow is to reduce the...
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Constraint Programming
Update on september 6 2013. Paul shaw made a great presentation on our Constraint programming Optimizer that complements this post nicely. Slides and replay are available in our developerWorks community. Constraint Programming is...
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The XL C/C++ V11.1 compiler supports extern templates Community Blog
Extern templates, also known as explicit instantiation declarations, are introduced as a new feature in the C++11 standard. This feature aims to improve compiler performance. Let's see how template instantiation works without extern templates from the...
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The Orange Juice Algorithm
Update on May 20. A recent Network World paper discloses that Coca Cola is indeed using our optimization software for the orange juice application I originally described in the blog entry below. A nice, recent, article in...
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How to handle table of contents overflow (1) Community Blog
Do you have experience of encountering table of contents (TOC) overflow? If you do, how do you deal with the problem? The IBM XL C compiler provides solutions to solve the problem since version 12. There is also a developerWorks article written by Kit Barton...
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The Executive Guide To Optimization
Steve Sashihara, CEO of Princeton Consulting, has authored a book that readers of this blog should like: The Optimization Edge For those who haven't read it yet (and those who have read it for that matter) I suggest you attend a forthcoming Information week...
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new BVQ Use Case: Cost effective Storage planning
mipi
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storage_efficieny
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Use Case Target A 40 TB mail system has to be moved from an oversized 10k, 300GB storage to a
new storage environment with lower cost 7.2k, 1TB disk drives and Raid 6. The
question is how many disks are needed in the new 7.2k disk arrays to deliver
the same...
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February 5, 2013 12:02 PM
mipi
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v7000
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we now have a new WIKI where we collect technical informations
about BVQ and SVC / Storwize V7000 performance management and Bottleck
Analysis. the http address of the blog entry before is wrong  please use this one. http://bvqwiki.sva.de
from Blog: The BVQ Blog


What Is The Difference Between SPSS And ILOG ?
JeanFrancoisPuget
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prescriptive
spss
optimization
ilog
predictive
analytics
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Sure, I would have preferred a more generic title, such as What is the difference between predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics? What is the right decision management technology I need? instead of the IBM specific What is the difference between...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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Lessons Learned
I had the honor to be invited to give a talk by the Or Complete group on a topic of my choice during a Google Plus hangout . I decided to speak about lessons learned when selling optimization to business users. Readers of this blog won't be surprised, as...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization


Use IBM Optimization to Build More Effective Business Applications  New Redbook
aeortiz
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technology
whatif
ilog
optimization
redbook
scheduling
scenarios
odm
odme
planners
enterprise
best
ibm
decision
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Want to build more effective business applications using
optimization? Check out the new IBM Redbook Optimization and Decision
Support Design Guide: Using IBM ILOG Optimization Decision Manager . Down load the pdf at no charge from http://www.redbooks.ibm.co...
from Blog: IBM Decision Optimization


Large Batch Sizes
John D. Cook's Small batch sizes and the subsequent Small batch sizes II made me think. I may have got it wrong, but Cook seems to support the view that doing things bit by bit is often better than doing them all at once in a large batch. This...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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Do More With Less
Most past use of Operations Research (OR) were about lowering cost, or other resource usage metrics. We now see more and more use of OR to generate more revenue, see for instance this example There is also a middle ground, where OR is used to...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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Decision Optimization
Decision management is a hot topic these days. At IBM it is defined as a combination of predictive analytics and business rules . Used separately or in combination, these analytics techniques provide a powerful way
to automate, optimize, and govern...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization


The Holiday Season Supply Chain
At this point in the holiday season, most supply chain professionals in the retail space are probably doing a lot more reacting than planning. Keeping the shelves stocked is likely priority #1,2, and 3, while things like cost and efficiency are farther down...
from Blog: IBM Decision Optimization


Analyst Insights 2012: Steve Mills on the Shift from Automation to Optimization Community Blog
This week IBM welcomes more than a hundred technology and industry analysts to the 11th annual IBM Software Group Analyst Insights event in Stamford, Conn. The twoday conference brings together IBM executives, industry thought leaders and subject matter...
from Blog: IBM Redbooks Software Blog
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How Zara Really Grew Into the World s Largest Fashion Retailer
The New York Times recently published an interesting paper on How Zara Grew Into the World’s Largest Fashion Retailer . The paper describes the Fast Fashion business model that fuels Zara' growth. What the paper doesn't say is that mathematical optimization...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization


NP Or Not NP? That Is The Question
A recent blog entry on TSP and NP completeness made me write the long overdue entry I wanted to write about complexity of optimization problems. It comes in play when customers ask this simple question: My problem takes too long to solve, what can I do? ...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization


Faster To What?
MarcAndre Carle had a great tweet about INFORMS 2012 conference : # orms is definitely the science of better: each software presented at # INFORMS2012 is better than its competitors This triggered two interesting blog entries by Nathan Brixius and...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization


IBM Optimisation Forum for the Financial Services Sector  IBM South Bank, London, United Kingdom
aeortiz
Tags:
analytics
financial
optimization
london
management
optimisation
services
ibm
banking
ilog
uki
portfolio
smarter_commerce
finance
asset
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Don't miss the IBM Optimisation Forum for Financial Services Sector at IBM South Bank, London, United Kingdom on 13th November, 2012 Register today! SCOPE AND FOCUS: As banks and financial institutions start to emerge from a prolonged financial downturn,...
from Blog: IBM Decision Optimization
