Bridge the gap between analytical insights and actions with prescriptive analytics

Bridge the gap between analytical insights and actions with prescriptive analytics Read the Aberdeen report

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.

→ Interactive product tour: Quickly develop optimization models

→ Tutorial: Learn about CPLEX Optimization Studio fundamentals

→ Tutorial: Create and run an optimization model in Python


New advancements for constraint programming, performance improvements and more

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IBM Decision Optimization for Watson Studio

IBM Decision Optimization is also available within Cloud Pak for Data where you can combine optimization and machine learning within a unified environment— IBM Watson® Studio — that enables AI-infused optimization modeling capabilities.

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What's new in IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio


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Manage constraints without explicit modelling

Allow the user to incorporate external functions evaluated outside the engine search — for example, from simulation software — into constraints and goals.

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Get better solutions faster

Double speed solution time compared to the default functionality of finding balance between optimal and feasible solutions.

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Make easy connections to data sources

Connect to ODBC, MySQL and CSV without coding using language constructs in IDE through JDBC driver. Use a custom-built connector for other data sources through the dynamic libraries included.

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Download and go

Get up and running in less than 15 minutes with the developer option, now available in monthly and annual subscriptions.

Benefits of IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio

Replace intuition with factual decisions

Translate business problems to optimization models and solve them 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

Help reduce operating costs through better allocation of important informaiton with IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio.

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

Offers established optimization technology with more than 25 years experience

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

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

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

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.

Provides one solution for many industries

Read this infographic to see how leading organizations from various industries across the world use IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio to achieve better outcomes. For example, 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?

No cost edition

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

Developer subscription

Employ this fully featured development environment for mathematical and constraint programming models with no limitation on model size.

Other licensing options

Deploy applications for internal business purposes or for third parties.