MapR has posted Anatomy of a High-Performance Hive ODBC 3.52 Driver on its blog, highlighting what it takes for standard ODBC connectivity to Hadoop. Earlier this year, Simba partnered with MapR to deliver SQL-based Business Intelligence (BI) access to MapR's leading distribution for Apache Hadoop.  MapR's ODBC 3.52 driver connects SQL-based BI tools to the MapR Hadoop Disdtribution,  providing a wide choice of BI  tools that can be used for analysis and reporting.  

Read more: http://www.mapr.com/blog/anatomy-of-a-high-performance-hive-odbc-3-52-driver