from: http://www.daniweb.com/web-development/databases/mysql/threads/165434

The default Storage engine is

Go for mysql prompt.

mysql> show databases;
+--------------------+
| Database |
+--------------------+
| information_schema |
| images |
| mysql |
| test |
+--------------------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> use information_schema;
Reading table information for completion of table and column names
You can turn off this feature to get a quicker startup with -A

Database changed
mysql> show tables;
+---------------------------------------+
| Tables_in_information_schema |
+---------------------------------------+
| CHARACTER_SETS |
| COLLATIONS |
| COLLATION_CHARACTER_SET_APPLICABILITY |
| COLUMNS |
| COLUMN_PRIVILEGES |
| ENGINES |
| EVENTS |
| FILES |
| GLOBAL_STATUS |
| GLOBAL_VARIABLES |
| KEY_COLUMN_USAGE |
| PARTITIONS |
| PLUGINS |
| PROCESSLIST |
| PROFILING |
| REFERENTIAL_CONSTRAINTS |
| ROUTINES |
| SCHEMATA |
| SCHEMA_PRIVILEGES |
| SESSION_STATUS |
| SESSION_VARIABLES |
| STATISTICS |
| TABLES |
| TABLE_CONSTRAINTS |
| TABLE_PRIVILEGES |
| TRIGGERS |
| USER_PRIVILEGES |
| VIEWS |
+---------------------------------------+
28 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> select * from ENGINES;
+------------+---------+----------------------------------------------------------------+--------------+------+------------+
| ENGINE | SUPPORT | COMMENT | TRANSACTIONS | XA | SAVEPOINTS |
+------------+---------+----------------------------------------------------------------+--------------+------+------------+
| InnoDB | YES | Supports transactions, row-level locking, and foreign keys | YES | YES | YES |
| MRG_MYISAM | YES | Collection of identical MyISAM tables | NO | NO | NO |
| BLACKHOLE | YES | /dev/null storage engine (anything you write to it disappears) | NO | NO | NO |
| CSV | YES | CSV storage engine | NO | NO | NO |
| MEMORY | YES | Hash based, stored in memory, useful for temporary tables | NO | NO | NO |
| FEDERATED | NO | Federated MySQL storage engine | NULL | NULL | NULL |
| ARCHIVE | YES | Archive storage engine | NO | NO | NO |
| MyISAM | DEFAULT | Default engine as of MySQL 3.23 with great performance | NO | NO | NO |
+------------+---------+----------------------------------------------------------------+--------------+------+------------+
8 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql>

this is how we can search.

=========================================
My) Dell Server에서 실제 결과.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Administrator>mysql -uroot -p1234
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 1
Server version: 5.5.8 MySQL Community Server (GPL)

Copyright (c) 2000, 2010, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective
owners.

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

mysql> show databases;
+--------------------+
| Database           |
+--------------------+
| information_schema |
| eil                |
| mysql              |
| performance_schema |
| test               |
+--------------------+
5 rows in set (0.03 sec)

mysql> use information_schema;
Database changed
mysql> show tables;
+---------------------------------------+
| Tables_in_information_schema          |
+---------------------------------------+
| CHARACTER_SETS                        |
| COLLATIONS                            |
| COLLATION_CHARACTER_SET_APPLICABILITY |
| COLUMNS                               |
| COLUMN_PRIVILEGES                     |
| ENGINES                               |
| EVENTS                                |
| FILES                                 |
| GLOBAL_STATUS                         |
| GLOBAL_VARIABLES                      |
| KEY_COLUMN_USAGE                      |
| PARAMETERS                            |
| PARTITIONS                            |
| PLUGINS                               |
| PROCESSLIST                           |
| PROFILING                             |
| REFERENTIAL_CONSTRAINTS               |
| ROUTINES                              |
| SCHEMATA                              |
| SCHEMA_PRIVILEGES                     |
| SESSION_STATUS                        |
| SESSION_VARIABLES                     |
| STATISTICS                            |
| TABLES                                |
| TABLESPACES                           |
| TABLE_CONSTRAINTS                     |
| TABLE_PRIVILEGES                      |
| TRIGGERS                              |
| USER_PRIVILEGES                       |
| VIEWS                                 |
| INNODB_CMP_RESET                      |
| INNODB_TRX                            |
| INNODB_CMPMEM_RESET                   |
| INNODB_LOCK_WAITS                     |
| INNODB_CMPMEM                         |
| INNODB_CMP                            |
| INNODB_LOCKS                          |
+---------------------------------------+
37 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> select * from ENGINES;
+--------------------+---------+------------------------------------------------
----------------+--------------+------+------------+
| ENGINE             | SUPPORT | COMMENT
                | TRANSACTIONS | XA   | SAVEPOINTS |
+--------------------+---------+------------------------------------------------
----------------+--------------+------+------------+
| FEDERATED          | NO      | Federated MySQL storage engine
                | NULL         | NULL | NULL       |
| MRG_MYISAM         | YES     | Collection of identical MyISAM tables
                | NO           | NO   | NO         |
| MyISAM             | YES     | MyISAM storage engine
                | NO           | NO   | NO         |
| BLACKHOLE          | YES     | /dev/null storage engine (anything you write to
 it disappears) | NO           | NO   | NO         |
| CSV                | YES     | CSV storage engine
                | NO           | NO   | NO         |
| MEMORY             | YES     | Hash based, stored in memory, useful for tempor
ary tables      | NO           | NO   | NO         |
| ARCHIVE            | YES     | Archive storage engine
                | NO           | NO   | NO         |
| InnoDB             | DEFAULT | Supports transactions, row-level locking, and f
oreign keys     | YES          | YES  | YES        |
| PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA | YES     | Performance Schema
                | NO           | NO   | NO         |
+--------------------+---------+------------------------------------------------
----------------+--------------+------+------------+
9 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql>

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