Ok everyone, here is a shameful promotional post: We have an ODBC driver for Hive that we have just launched with MapR and their Hadoop distribution.  This is very different from the existing ODBC drivers for Hive in that those came from the open source Apache distribution and were extended.  For the Simba ODBC driver for Hive, we actually started with our SimbaEngine ODBC SDK and used this to build an ODBC driver that supports ODBC 3.52 which is the latest commonly available version of the ODBC specification.  Also, SimbaEngine ODBC SDK is the technology that underpins a lot of Big Data ODBC drivers including those from companies like RainStor and Teradata Aster.