October 8, 2005 MySQL InnoDB Engine in Trouble? Jeremy has the scoop on Oracle purchasing the company who owns the InnoDB engine which powers the MySQL InnoDB table type. Sounds like bad news bears for MySQL AB. I wonder if Oracle tried to buy them first? I personally don’t care for the InnoDB type, at least in downloadable apps. There’s no full text search which I think is a huge plus of the MyISAM type. Also, using the InnoDB type means you just upped the knowledge required to maintain the MySQL server properly. You need to understand tablespaces and you also need special tools to do live backups.