IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.4 delivers advanced analytics that enable better decisions faster

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-407
October 4, 2011


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Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
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IBM® ILOG® CPLEX® Optimization enhancements:

  • IBM ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server enhances scalability in large-scale optimization-based decision support applications.
  • IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.4 improves performance and ease of use in solving real-world optimization problems and, through the connector from SPSS® Modeler, combines the power of predictive and prescriptive analytics.

To order, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL.

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IBM ILOG 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 trade-offs and business constraints, helping you achieve maximum operational efficiency and improved profitability. IBM ILOG Optimization products deliver measurable return on investment (ROI) through effective analytical decision-support solutions. IBM ILOG Optimization products and solutions support decision-making processes in situations where complexity and urgency limit the ability of human beings to consider multiple trade offs. Users can implement better decisions faster by focusing their attention on critical complexities rather than on routine matters.

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio offers a consolidated toolkit enabling efficient modeling and solving of analytical optimization problems. It supports end-to-end mathematical modeling from prototyping through operational deployment. It includes the cutting-edge CPLEX Optimizer solvers for mathematical programming and constraint programming that are robust, high speed, accurate, and reliable. It provides an open architecture that facilitates interoperability with other modeling languages, tools, and systems.

CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.4 offers a number of enhancements that improve performance and ease of use as well as facilitating deployment of optimization applications in enterprise environments.

  • IBM ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server, a new component, provides the capability to deploy optimization-based decision support applications in enterprise environments using a client-server architecture. This architecture enables separating the computationally intensive algorithms of the CPLEX Optimizers onto dedicated hardware to alleviate the burden on more routine data handling and user interface tasks on database servers and desktop clients. This separation facilitates the scalability and throughput needed in large-scale deployments and can support applications shared among multiple decision makers.
  • V12.4 offers improvements in speed, reliability, and robustness that support solving larger and more complex real-world optimization problems. CPLEX Optimizers have a 20-year history of continuous innovation and a track record of increasing performance that has produced a nearly thousand-fold reduction in solution time over 10 years, due to improvements in solution algorithms, in addition to the advances in processor hardware. The result is that problems that might have taken hours to solve 10 years ago, now can solve in seconds. These performance improvements have allowed business planning cycles to shrink dramatically, resulting in faster and more flexible responses to changing market conditions. For instance, near-real-time production scheduling is now feasible in semi-conductor fabrication.
  • V12.4 improves the connection from SPSS Modeler to CPLEX Optimization Studio, first introduced in V12.3. The connector enables CPLEX Optimization Studio to read data directly from SPSS Modeler streams and to visualize SPSS streams in CPLEX Optimization Studio's integrated development environment. Using this capability, analytics specialists can create decision-support solutions that utilize the statistical and data mining capabilities of SPSS predictive analytics together with the optimization capabilities of ILOG prescriptive analytics. The result is even more powerful and deeper insights leading to better decisions faster. For instance, marketing professionals can now achieve the most effective use of their campaign budgets by selecting media and ad spots to target specific customer segments.
  • V12.4 also provides a number of other enhancements including computation of dual values for quadratic models, used especially in finance applications, and deterministic parallel search for constraint programming models, used especially in detailed scheduling.


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Key prerequisites
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For details, refer to the Software requirements section.



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Planned availability date
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December 2, 2011: Electronic availability

January 6, 2012: Media availability



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Description
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IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.4 provides the ability to quickly and reliably develop and maintain mathematical optimization models that automatically determine the best combination of decisions to achieve key performance indices within prescribed rules and resource limits, considering complex trade offs. Through the use of these capabilities, the IBM ILOG Optimization products have a proven track record of using IBM ILOG Optimization in analytical decision support applications, achieving substantial return on investment (ROI) within months or even weeks.

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, 2012
 V12.4.0                        (French,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                English US)
ILOG CPLEX Opti Studio         Multilingual    January 6, 2012
 V12.4.0                        (French,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                German,
                                Japanese,
                                English US)


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Program number
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5725-A06   12.4.0                       IBM ILOG CPLEX
                                        Optimization Studio


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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training website

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio Developer Edition V12.4 and IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer Deployment Edition V12.4

Operating systems

  • AIX® V5.3, V6.1, V7.1
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux® 5, 6
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 10, 11
  • Sun Solaris 10

Languages supported

  • Java™ 5.0, or later, Java 6.0, or later
  • C
  • C++
  • .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.0
  • Python 2

Connectors

  • MathWorks MATLAB 7.5 to 7.12
  • Microsoft Excel 2003, 2007, and 2010
  • Microsoft Solver Foundation 3.0
  • AMPL
  • IBM SPSS Modeler V14.1

Databases as OPL Data Sources

  • Oracle Database 10g, 11g
  • DB2® V9
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008 R2
  • OLE DB
  • ODBC

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

IBM ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server V12.4

Operating systems

  • AIX V5.3, V6.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Languages supported - client side

  • Java 5.0, or later, Java 6.0, or later

Application servers

  • IBM WebSphere® Application Server Community Edition V2.1.1
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server V7.0

Databases to store server jobs

  • Oracle Database 11g
  • DB2 V9
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

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.

Compatibility

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio

CPLEX Callable Library routines (CPXwritesol, CPXbinsolwrite) to write solution files in binary format or in a user-selected format were deprecated in CPLEX V10.0 and are removed in V12.4.

Planning information

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express®. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

The IBM ILOG product packages comprise:

  • Product CD-ROMs, DVDs, or both
  • Printed Quick Start Guide

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM ILOG products use the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Ordering information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    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
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server      5725-A06   Per Processor
                                                  Value Unit (PVU)
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio    5725-A06   Per Authorized
 Developer Edition                                User
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer Deployment   5725-A06   Per Processor
 Edition                                          Value Unit (PVU)

Charge metrics definitions

Authorized User

Authorized User is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. An Authorized User is an individual (named or unnamed) within or outside of your enterprise. The program may be installed on one or more computers or servers and accessed by the number of users authorized by the Proof of Entitlement (PoE). You must have an entitlement for each Authorized User accessing the program or any program component in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means.

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU Table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores.

Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the webpage below). If using full capacity licensing, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using virtualization capacity licensing, licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_specific_virtualization_technologies.html

* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes:

  • Some programs may require licenses for the program and what is being managed. In that case, the following applies. In addition to the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.
  • Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis only. In that case, the following applies: Instead of the entitlements required for the program directly, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.
  • A few programs on an exception basis may be licensed on a referenced basis. In that case, the following applies. Rather than obtaining entitlements for the activated processor cores available to the program, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the environment made available to the referenced program as if the program itself were executing everywhere the referenced program was executing, independent of the basis on which the referenced program is licensed.
  • Express and workgroup programs may be licensed with maximum use terms. In that case, the following applies. The maximum authorized use terms and conditions for PVU licensed IBM express and middleware programs can be found in the IBM Express and Middleware Licensing Guide.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio

Part description                                         Part
                                                         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 description                                         Part
                                                         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 Mo

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio

Part description                                         Part
                                                         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 supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server V12.4.0
IBM ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server V12.4 MP ML Media Pack  B800XML
ILOG CPLEX Opti Studio V12.4.0
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.4 MP ML Media     B800WML
 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 V12.4.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM ILOG CPLEX              IBM ILOG CPLEX              B800WML
 Optimization Studio         Optimization Studio V12.4
 Developer Edition           MP ML Media Pack
 Authorized User
IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer    IBM ILOG CPLEX              B800WML
 Deployment Edition          Optimization Studio V12.4
 Processor Value Unit        MP ML Media Pack

ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server V12.4.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM ILOG CPLEX Enterprise   IBM ILOG CPLEX Enterprise   B800XML
Server per Processor Value  Server V12.4 MP ML Media
Unit (PVU)                  Pack


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Licensing

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Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

License Information form numbers
Program name                              Program    Form number
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IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio        5725-A06   L-ASAY-8KCMUC/
                                                     L-ASAY-8KCMZ9

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Money-back guarantee

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For clarification, note that for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Usage restriction

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IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

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Other terms
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 1 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

Phone: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
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