There has been a lot of buzz around Hortonworks HDP platform with IBM Spectrum Scale . That is because this duo combination is a killer one which brings best of the two worlds together :
Formula for Big Data and Analytic Deployment:
Hortonworks (among the leading big data and analytic platform) + Spectrum Scale (No 1 Software Defined Storage as rated by Analysts) = Ideal deployment for in-place analytics with several advantages which no other distro or combination can give.
To sketch out more details , some of us from Spectrum Scale development got together with friends from Hortonworks development and complied the below deployment paper which at a glance will let you know the advantages of this duo combination. Your comments are always work.