Hi @Landon Robinson, take a look at http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/HDP2/HDP-2.3.4/bk_dataintegration/content/hive-jdbc-odbc-dr...
If you're writing Java code, the easiest to use is probably the provided JDBC driver.
You can get the current version of the JDBC driver in one of two ways:
1. At /user/hdp/current/hive-client/lib/hive-jdbc.jar on your edge/client node
2. here- you'll need to pick the jar corresponding to your HDP version (Ambari shows this under the Admin->Stacks and Versions->Versions tab, or you can display it on the CLI by typing "hdp-select", which shows the version number of each installed component.