IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.6 delivers new modeling features and faster solution times that help improve modeling productivity and solution deployment in decision optimization applications

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP13-0553
October 1, 2013


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At a glance
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IBM® ILOG® CPLEX® Optimization Studio V12.6 includes enhancements to:



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Overview
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IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.6 offers enhancements to optimize performance and improve modeling productivity. These enhancements enable better representation and solution of business problems than previous versions in decision optimization applications, which may help organizations achieve improved operational efficiency and profitability.

Version 12.6 delivers:



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Planned availability date
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Refer to the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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Description
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IBM Optimization products and solutions have broad applicability to a multitude of challenges in nearly every industry. They help organizations quickly determine how to most effectively allocate limited resources and to automatically balance tradeoffs and business constraints. They help achieve maximum operational efficiency and improved profitability.

IBM Optimization delivers measurable return on investment (ROI) through effective analytical, decision-support solutions. IBM Optimization products and solutions support decision-making processes in situations where complexity and urgency limit the ability of human beings to consider multiple tradeoffs. Clients can use IBM Optimization products to help implement better decisions faster by focusing their attention on critical complexities rather than on routine matters.

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio offers an integrated modeling toolkit that enables rapid modeling and deployment of analytical optimization problems. It supports end-to-end, mathematical modeling from prototyping through operational deployment. It includes CPLEX Optimizer solvers for mathematical programming and constraint programming that are robust, high-speed, accurate, and reliable. An open architecture facilitates interoperability with other modeling languages, tools, and systems.

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.6 provides Operations Research (OR) practitioners, OEMs, and Consultants with solver engines, a modeling language, a set of embedding APIs, and a client-server environment provided by IBM ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server V12.6.

Key enhancements include:

Capability of optimizers

User experience and other capabilities

New licensing options

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM website

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Availability of national languages
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Product description            Language        GA date
 
ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server   Multilingual    January 6, 2014
 V12.6.0                        (French,
                                Russian,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                English US)
ILOG CPLEX Opti Studio         Multilingual    January 6, 2014
 V12.6.0                        (French,
                                Russian,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                English US)


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Program number
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Program            VRM            Program name
number
 
5725-A06           12.6.0         IBM ILOG CPLEX
                                  Optimization Studio


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Contact your IBM representative for course information.



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Publications
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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Processor

Software requirements

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio Developer Edition V12.6 and IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer Deployment Edition V12.6

Operating systems

Languages supported

Connectors

Databases as OPL data sources

Support for Oracle databases does not include support for the Oracle Exadata platform.

IBM ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server V12.6

Operating systems

CPLEX Enterprise Server executes in 64-bit mode and requires a 64-bit edition of the operating system.

Languages supported - client side

Application servers

Databases to store server jobs

Support for Oracle databases does not include support for the Oracle Exadata platform.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

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Product information

                                                    Product
Licensed function title             Product group   category
 
IBM ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server    Optimization    CPLEX
                                                     Optimization
                                                     Studio
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio  Optimization    CPLEX
 Developer Edition                                   Optimization
                                                     Studio
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer            Optimization    CPLEX
 Deployment Edition                                  Optimization
                                                     Studio
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer            Optimization    CPLEX
 Deployment Entry Edition                            Optimization
                                                     Studio
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer Single     Optimization    CPLEX
 User Edition                                        Optimization
                                                     Studio
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer for        Optimization    CPLEX
 Non-Production                                      Optimization
                                                     Studio
                                      PID        Charge unit
Program name                          number     description
 
IBM ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server      5725-A06   Per Processor
                                                  Value Unit

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio    5725-A06   Per Authorized
 Developer Edition                                User

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer Deployment   5725-A06   Per Processor
 Edition                                          Value Unit

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer Deployment   5725-A06   Per Processor
 Entry Edition                                    Value Unit

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer Single User  5725-A06   Per Client
 Edition                                          Device

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer for          5725-A06   Per Processor
 Non-Production                                   Value Unit

Charge metrics definitions

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Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer for Non-Production
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer for Non-Production PVU Annual   E0EMWLL
 SW S&S Rnwl
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer for Non-Production PVU Lic +    D0TKXLL
 SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer for Non-Production PVU SW S&S   D0TKYLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio


                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer Single User Edition
ILOG CPLEX Optim™ Single User Edition Client Device SW  D0TLHLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
ILOG CPLEX Optimizer Single User Edition Client Device   E0EN5LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
ILOG CPLEX Optimizer Single User Edition Client Device   D0TLFLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer Deployment Edition
IBM CPLEX Optimizer Deployment Entry Edition PVU SW S&S  D120WLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM CPLEX Optimizer Deployment Entry Edition PVU Annual  E0INDLL
 SW S&S Rnwl
IBM CPLEX Optimizer Deployment Entry Edition PVU Lic +   D120VLL
 SW S&S 12 Mo

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio Developer Edition
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio Dev Ed AU Annual SW   E08PXLL
 S&S Rnwl
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio Dev Ed AU Lic + SW    D0CV0LL
 S&S 12 Mo
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio Dev Ed AU SW S&S      D0CV1LL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer Deployment Edition
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer Deployment Ed PVU Annual SW     E08PYLL
 S&S Rnwl
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer Deployment Ed PVU Lic + SW S&S  D0CV2LL
 12 Mo
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer Deployment Ed PVU SW S&S        D0CV3LL
 Reinstate 12

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio

                                                         Part
Part description                                         number
 
IBM ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server
ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Svr Per Proc Value Unit (PVU) SW   D0LF2LL
 S&S Reinstate 12
ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Svr Per Processor Value Unit       E0CUZLL
 (PVU) Annual SW S&S Rnwl
ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Svr Per Processor Value Unit       D0LF1LL
 (PVU) Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo

Passport Advantage trade-up licenses

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio

                                                        Trade-up
                                                        part
Precursor product           Trade-up product            number
 
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer
 Deployment Edition

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer    CPLEX Opti Dep Entry Ed     D120XLL
 Deployment Limited Use      from CPLEX Opti Dep LUEd
 Edition                     PVU

Passport Advantage supply

                                                         Part
Program name/description                                 number
 
ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server V12.6.0
ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server V12.6 Multiplatform         B801LML
 Multilingual Media Pack
ILOG CPLEX Opti Studio V12.6.0
ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.6 Multiplatform       B801KML
 Multilingual Media Pack

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

ILOG CPLEX Opti Studio V12.6.0

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
IBM ILOG CPLEX              ILOG CPLEX Optimization     B801KML
 Optimization Studio         Studio V12.6 Multiplatform
 Developer Edition           Multilingual Media Pack
 Authorized User
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer    ILOG CPLEX Optimization     B801KML
 Deployment Edition          Studio V12.6 Multiplatform
 Processor Value Unit        Multilingual Media Pack

ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server V12.6.0

Entitled maintenance                                    Part
offerings description       Media packs description     number
 
IBM ILOG CPLEX Enterprise   ILOG CPLEX Enterprise       B801LML
Server per Processor Value  Server V12.6 Multiplatform
Unit (PVU)                  Multilingual Media Pack


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IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio        5725-A06   L-ACRR-9AZAVA
                                                     /
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