BT Assure Cyber Embeds Pentaho for Big Data Blending and Analytics

Comprehensive and fully integrated cyber security service now delivers even faster, more precise insights

December 16, 2015, —

Delivering the future of analytics, Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company, announced today that BT’s Assure Cyber service has embedded its big data integration and analytics platform as part of a global OEM agreement between the two companies. Assure Cyber has been designed to address the detection and active mitigation of complex and sustained security threats faced by commercial organisations and government entities worldwide. Pentaho’s ability to manage, blend and analyse unstructured data types at scale arms these organisations with timely, precise insights to help them safeguard their precious assets.

According to the Global State of Information Security, 38 percent more security incidents were reported in 2015 over 2014. GCHQ and other sources claim these breaches are costing the global economy hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Analysing relational data alone provides only limited context and visibility in relation to potential security threats, which can be triggered by events ranging from equipment failure to disgruntled employee behaviour to theft. The most valuable insights come from blending structured and unstructured data from disparate sources, providing a holistic view to make better decisions.

BT Assure Cyber brings together event data and telemetry from a rich variety of data sources including business systems, traditional security controls and advanced detection tools. Pentaho ensures that Assure Cyber customers can harvest insights from all this data, relational and unstructured. This means vulnerabilities and incidents that would previously have taken days, even weeks, to investigate and respond to, can now be identified and acted on immediately.

According to Paul Scholey, VP EMEA & APAC, Pentaho, “BT’s Assure Cyber service is exactly the type of complex and critical enterprise data management for which Pentaho is engineered. Crucially, since cybercrime continually evolves, it’s essential that Assure Cyber is built on an open standards, future-proof platform like Pentaho that can integrate whatever new data types and tools BT may need to introduce into its reference architecture over time.”

About Hitachi Vantara

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., helps data-driven leaders find and use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society. We combine technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers’ experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Only Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining deep information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. We work with organizations everywhere to drive data to meaningful outcomes. Visit us at

About Pentaho

Pentaho data integration and analytics at Hitachi Vantara is an open-sourced based, enterprise-class platform for big data deployments. The unified data integration and analytics platform is comprehensive, completely embeddable and delivers governed data to power any analytics in any environment. Pentaho has enabled early big data and emerging IoT deployments, making our customers some of the most innovative in the industry – connecting people, things, and data to drive their digital transformation. Learn more at

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in Social Innovation and has approximately 304,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information, please visit