ILOG, a company recently acquired by IBM, has released a new suite of optimization and visualization products designed to help reduce development time while allowing enterprise users to make more informed business decisions. IBM's acquisition of ILOG helped bolster its lines of optimization and visualization software.
ILOG, the French company acquired in
January 2009 by IBM
has issued a new suite of optimization and visualization products, designed to
save development time and interpret complex business data and logic for
informed enterprise decisions.
Traditionally, ILOG's business has
focused several product lines, including visualization software, which presents data for business users in a
graphical manner, be it diagrams, charts, schedules and dashboards; they also
concentrate on optimization software, utilizing algorithms to help executives
and others make sound business decisions.
The new products play to both of the company's core areas:
Designed to extend optimization to a variety of technical
specialists, with specialized connectors, add-ins and interfaces for accessing
CPLEX from tools such as MATLAB and Microsoft Excel-allowing the software to be
tailored to industries such as energy, utilities and manufacturing.
A "core optimization technology" for dealing with
operational planning and scheduling issues.
OPL-CPLEX Developer Edition and Analyst Studio:
A product for developers
and modelers seeking to building optimization models for planning and
scheduling applications. The software in this instance utilizes features of IBM
ILOG OPL Development Studio, as well as
releases of IBM ILOG
CPLEX and IBM ILOG
Optimization Decision Manager (ODM) Enterprise
IT groups can use this product to build internal planning and
scheduling applications that leverage optimization technologies, for creating
resource-efficient plans and schedules.
Gantt for .NET 4.0, IBMILOG Gantt for .NET
for Project Management 4.0, IBMILOG Diagram for .NET
These three tools let .NET
developers craft interactive rich Internet applications for planning and
scheduling online services and applications, all with faster rendering and
claims that its visualization software can shave 50 to 80 percent off
development time by making data more comprehensible and manageable. Customers
of the subsidiary's products include airlines, ports, enterprise resource
planning (ERP) vendors, and banking and financial institutions.