Using Apache HBase to store and access data
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Methods to enable MOB storage support

You can enable MOB storage support and configure the MOB threshold by using one of two different methods such as: configure options in the command line and invoke support parameters in a Java API.

If you do not specify a MOB size threshold, the default value of 100 KB is used.


While HBase enforces no maximum-size limit for a MOB column, generally the best practice for optimal performance is to limit the data size of each cell to 10 MB.


  • hbase superuser privileges
  • HFile version 3, which is the default format of HBase 0.98+.