I wanted to create a hive table on top of hbase(maprdb) table. It has around 193 columns. I was able to create the table but when I try describe or select * from, it fails with the error "the hbase columns mapping contains a badly formed column family". But the same worked well if I use 167 columns out of 193. Anything more than that it fails.
I have cross verified multiple times with the values in hbase.column.mapping parameter as in the colons and number of columns etc., but everything seems to be fine.