Quickly develop optimization models to gain insights from predictive models

Transform your business decision-making with data science

IBM ILOG® CPLEX® Optimization Studio uses decision optimization technology to optimize 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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Manage constraints without explicit modelling

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

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Get better solutions faster

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

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Make easy connections to data sources

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

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Download and go

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

Replace intuition with factual decisions

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

Solve a range of optimization problems

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

Choose your deployment

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

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

Choose a provider with decades of proven expertise in optimization technology. The prestigious Edelman Prize is given each year to the best practitioner project in operations research. Edelman finalists have used IBM CPLEX Optimizer four times more than any other optimization technology to build innovative solutions for solving difficult challenges.

Provides comprehensive end-to-end solution for solving complex problems

From integrating with IBM SPSS Modeler predictive analytics engine to running optimization algorithms on cloud to allowing for user collaboration and powerful visualizations in an intuitive user interface, IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio provides a comprehensive end-to-end solution for even the most complex challenges.

Enables development and deployment of optimization models quickly and accurately

Use OPL, an algebraic modeling language that makes it easier to understand and see constraints, goals and costs. Choose from a large set of interfaces, programming languages or deployment scenarios. Deploy in Java, Python, .NET, C and C++ or with a client/server architecture. Use built-in development tools for debugging, profiling, tuning and conflict detection. Enjoy total flexibility for modeling with a compact and expressive OPL, and an IDE with diverse model development services that no other organization provides.

One solution for many industries

Leading organizations from various industries across the world use IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio to achieve better outcomes. Here are some examples: A global logistics provider creates its next-generation logistics management platform. An arc welding systems and power source manufacturer in Italy reduces inventory by 15 percent and cuts lost orders by 70 percent. A financial services company helps banks reduce cross-shipping fees by 63 percent.


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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.

Other licensing options

Deploy applications for internal business purposes or for third parties.

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