Abstract: Leveraging cloud for the benefit of today’s business world is a significant area to work on. This paper gives insight on some of the works done so far that involves migration of business applications to cloud and on the performance enhancement it brings compared to the previous on-premise business applications. Big Data analytics is a hot topic in this domain, and this paper surveys some works done so far on Big Data analytics using the cloud framework. A brief introduction about the Cloud and Big Data and their significance in today’s business world is given. Our main motive is to give a brief overview of the effect of “the Cloud” and “Big Data” on today’s business.

Keywords: On-premise, Migration, Cloud, Big Data analytics.