Author(s): Rekha Sunny T, Kshema Suku

The wide popularity of Internet and the tremendous increase in data processed through the increasingly popular applications such as social networking and semantic web require effective methods to be introduced for the management and analysis of the large-scale data. Big data analytics arose as a technology that enables us to store and process big and varied volumes of data, providing both business and scientific areas a way to correlate data, find patterns and predict new trends. At the same time, the emergence of cloud computing and its steady growth resulted in providing a reliable, fault-tolerant and scalable environment to harbour the big data. In this paper we present an overview of both these technologies, the scope and benefits of integrating big data and cloud frameworks and the challenges involved particularly that associates with security of data.