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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mathematica

We are the judgement that Wolfram Mathematica is despite many critics based on the paradigms selected a mark in the fields of the markets for computations of all kind. Wolfram Mathematica is even a choice in fields where other bolide systems reign most of the market. Wolfram Mathematica offers rich flexibility and internally standardizes the right methodologies for his user community. Wolfram Mathematica is not cheap and in need of a hard an long learner journey. That makes it weak in comparison with of-the-shelf-solution packages or even other programming languages. But for systematization of methods Wolfram Mathematica is far in front of almost all the other. Scientist and interested people are able to develop themself further and Wolfram Matheamatica users are a human variant for themself. The reach out for modern mathematics based science is deep and a unique unified framework makes the whole field of mathematics accessable comparable to the brain of Albert Einstein. The paradigms incorporated are the most efficients and consist in assembly on the market. The mathematics is covering and fullfills not just education requirements but the demands and needs of experts.
Mathematica is incompatible with other systems for mCAx and therefore the borders between the systems are hard to overcome. Wolfram Mathematica should be consider one of the more open systems because other code can be imported and run but on the export side it is rathe incompatible by design purposes. A better standard for all that might solve the crisis but there is none in sight. Selection of knowledge of what works will be in the future even more focussed and general system might be one the lossy side. Knowledge of esthetics of what will be in the highest demand in necessary and Wolfram is not a leader in this field of science. Mathematics leves from gathering problems from application fields and less from the glory of itself and the formalization of this.
Steffen Jäschke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
6.3
Mathematica
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
8.0
Mathematica
Extend Existing Data Sources
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
6.0
Mathematica
Automatic Data Format Detection
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
6.0
Mathematica
MDM Integration
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
5.0
Mathematica

Data Exploration

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
2.5
Mathematica
Visualization
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
1.0
Mathematica
Interactive Data Analysis
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
4.0
Mathematica

Data Preparation

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
5.3
Mathematica
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
5.0
Mathematica
Data Transformations
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
7.0
Mathematica
Data Encryption
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
7.0
Mathematica
Built-in Processors
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
2.0
Mathematica

Platform Data Modeling

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
5.7
Mathematica
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
6.0
Mathematica
Automated Machine Learning
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
5.0
Mathematica
Single platform for multiple model development
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
6.0
Mathematica

Model Deployment

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
8.0
Mathematica
Flexible Model Publishing Options
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
8.0
Mathematica
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
8.0
Mathematica

BI Standard Reporting

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
8.9
Pixel Perfect reports
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
8.3
Customizable dashboards
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
9.2
Report Formatting Templates
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
9.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
8.9
Drill-down analysis
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
9.0
Formatting capabilities
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
9.4
Report sharing and collaboration
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
8.5
Publish to Web
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
9.0
Publish to PDF
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
8.5
Report Versioning
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
8.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
8.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
8.8
Predictive Analytics
IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
Mathematica
9.0

Pros

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

  • Integer programming.
  • Mixed integer programming.
  • Quadratic programming.
  • Multi-objective optimization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mathematica

  • It allows straightforward integration of analytic analysis of algebraic expressions and their numerical implemented.
  • Supports varying programmatic paradigms, so one can choose what best fits the problem or task: pure functions, procedural programming, list processing, and even (with a bit of setup) object-oriented programming.
  • The extensive and rich tools for graphical rendering make it very easy to not just get 2D and 3D renderings of final output, but also to do quick-and-dirty 2D and 3D rendering of intermediate results and/or debugging results.
Robert J. Lang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

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

Mathematica

  • Should include more libraries and functions.
  • Should include more functions that can be used in Machine Learning.
  • Should include more functions that can be used in Data Science.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's nice to use and with good optimization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mathematica

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Honestly, to say, I never contacted CPLEX but used its forum to know/clarify any issues I faced.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mathematica

Mathematica 8.7
Based on 3 answers
Wolfram Mathematica is a nice software package. It has very nice features and easy to install and use in your machine. Besides this, there is a nice support from Wolfram. They come to the university frequently to give seminars in Mathematica. I think this is the best thing they are doing. That is very helpful for graduate and undergraduate students who are using Mathematica in their research.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

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

Mathematica

Mathematica compares well to MATLAB, particularly when used for symbolic calculations. This requires the installation and purchase of an additional symbolic toolbox in MATLAB, whereas it comes as standard in Mathematica, which regardless is the preferred choice for me for this sort of problem.For numerical calculations and greater control of plotting etc., MATLAB has a steeper learning curve but is more powerful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

  • Better for price.
  • Many model parameters/features.
  • No visualization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mathematica

  • Mathematica is our "go to" environment for developing solutions for our clients, so I suppose you could say that it is solely responsible for our revenues. On occasion we do use other platforms but Mathematica is a core component of our offer to clients.
George Danner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio Editions & Modules

Edition
Developer Subscription$199.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Mathematica

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Mathematica Editions & Modules

Edition
Mathematica Enterprise Edition$8,260.001
Enterprise Private CloudContact sales team
Standard Cloud$13.003
Standard Desktop$124.004
Standard Desktop & Cloud$145.004
Network MathematicaContact sales team
Student Cloud$9.006
Student Desktop$83.007
Home Cloud$18.008
Home Desktop$177.009
Home Desktop & Cloud$310.009
  1. one-time fee
  2. starting price/per month
  3. per year/starting price
  4. per month
  5. per year
  6. per month
  7. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
9.0
Mathematica
9.2

Usability

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
9.0
Mathematica

Support Rating

IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio
7.0
Mathematica
8.7

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