A few SQL queries are worth a thousands words:

``` mysql> SELECT VERSION(); +—————-+ | VERSION() | +—————-+ | 5.5.6-rc-debug | +—————-+

mysql> SELECT @@global.storage_engine; +————————-+ | @@global.storage_engine | +————————-+ | InnoDB | +————————-+ ``` (Note: the above is without using the default storage engine option)

Scary! Excitement! MySQL!