Building using Maven with the '-Phive' option causes an error during start-up of the Thrift Server. It complains that the project was not built using the '-Phive' and '-Phive-thriftserver' options and exits abnormally.
Compiling with both the '-Phive' and '-Phive-thiftserver' allows the Thrift Server to start correctly however it seems that now it is running the same kind of Thrift server that Hive would be running. Connecting using the Simba Spark ODBC driver to the port that the Spark Thrift Server is running on displays an error that I am attempting to connect to an incorrect server type. Switching to a Hive ODBC driver from Hortonworks and pointing it to the same port connects successfully.
This did not happen with previous Spark 1.2 builds.