4 Ratings
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Score 6.6 out of 100
17 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Platform Connectivity, Data Preparation, Model Deployment
  • Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Data Exploration, Platform Data Modeling

Platform Connectivity

6.3

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

63%
5.3

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

53%
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio ranks higher in 3/4 features

Connect to Multiple Data Sources

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.1
61%
3 Ratings

Extend Existing Data Sources

6.0
60%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Automatic Data Format Detection

6.0
60%
1 Rating
6.1
61%
3 Ratings

MDM Integration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Data Exploration

2.5

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

25%
7.0

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

70%
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise ranks higher in 2/2 features

Visualization

1.0
10%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Interactive Data Analysis

4.0
40%
1 Rating
6.9
69%
3 Ratings

Data Preparation

5.3

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

53%
4.8

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

48%
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio ranks higher in 2/4 features

Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment

5.0
50%
1 Rating
5.1
51%
3 Ratings

Data Transformations

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
3 Ratings

Data Encryption

7.0
70%
1 Rating
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Built-in Processors

2.0
20%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Platform Data Modeling

5.7

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

57%
6.0

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

60%
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise ranks higher in 3/4 features

Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools

6.0
60%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
3 Ratings

Automated Machine Learning

5.0
50%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Single platform for multiple model development

6.0
60%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Self-Service Model Delivery

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Model Deployment

8.0

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

80%
6.5

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

65%
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio ranks higher in 2/2 features

Flexible Model Publishing Options

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Security, Governance, and Cost Controls

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.9
69%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
  • Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

90%
1 Rating
6.0

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

60%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

70%
1 Rating

Usability

9.0

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

90%
1 Rating
7.0

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

70%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.0

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

70%
1 Rating
7.9

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

79%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM

It is well suited for solving large-sized, mixed-integer, and integer programming problems. Now, the new version supports for Multi-Objective optimization along with some new algorithms such as Benders Decomposition. It is less appropriate for quadratic programming problems where the objective function is the product of multiple variables. However, it's very easy to code any problem.
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Microsoft

If you are a MS shop specifically, or have more generic data requirement needs from Microsoft sourced data this will work well. If you have a lot of disparate data across a number of unique platforms/cloud systems/3rd party hosted data warehouses then this product will have issues or a lack of documentation on the net. Performance-wise this product is equal to other R platforms out there.
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Pros

IBM

  • Integer programming.
  • Mixed integer programming.
  • Quadratic programming.
  • Multi-objective optimization.
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Microsoft

  • It allows distributed algorithm runs on Hadoop HDFS cluster
  • It allows using different file formats such as SAS7BAT files or complex files in tab or comma delimited making data munging easier
  • It provides scalable solutions by allowing users to re-use R scripts and distributing the computing over nodes through RHadoop
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Cons

IBM

  • Data handling from different sources like Note Pad, etc.
  • Large size of MILP problems.
  • Various parameters to set.
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Microsoft

  • Very steep learning curve... for such a quick and useful tool the learning curve is unacceptable.
  • Very dangerous in the wrong hands. Because most add-ons are pre-written, you have to trust the community that malicious script is not used.
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Pricing Details

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

Starting Price

$199 Per User Per Month

Editions & Modules

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Developer Subscription$199.001

Footnotes

  1. Per User Per Month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM

    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft

    In general, Revolution Analytics brings a lot of value to the organization. The renewal decision would be based on return on investment in terms of quantified actionable insights that are getting generated against the cost of the product. Additionally, market brand of the tool and reputation risk in terms of possible acquisition and its impact to overall organizational analytic strategy would be considered as well.
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    Usability

    IBM

    It's nice to use and with good optimization.
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    Microsoft

    It is good, easy to use, improvements are being made to the product and more info being shared in the community. It just needs some more time to become more integrated to other platforms and tools/data out there.
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    Support Rating

    IBM

    Honestly, to say, I never contacted CPLEX but used its forum to know/clarify any issues I faced.
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    Microsoft

    Generally support comes through the forums and user generated channels which are helpful, easy to access, quickly turned around and provided by knowledgeable users. However the support channels are not employees and the channels are often used as a way to learn quick difficult elements of R. Better design, users interface and tutorial options would alleviate the need for this sort of interaction.
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    Alternatives Considered

    IBM

    Compared with MATLAB, CPLEX is a more user-friendly and simpler structure for writing models. This one also has a good return on investment.
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    Microsoft

    The two are different products for different purposes. But for someone who has little or no experience in R programming, Power BI would be better for starting with. Having said that, Microsoft R is built on R, thus allowing for customization of complex calculations not typically available otherwise.
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    Return on Investment

    IBM

    • Better for price.
    • Many model parameters/features.
    • No visualization.
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    Microsoft

    • Helped save company money versus buying other stat software
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