If you are getting errors similar to

WARN [main] JDBCExceptionReporter.logWarnings(49) | 'TYPE=storage_engine is deprecated; use ENGINE=storage_engine instead'

in hibernate, it probably means you are using MySQL5 but have your application set up for MySQL4. In your applications database settings config file ( pom.xml in my case, otherwise might be in properties.xml or something) change the hibernate.dialect setting from MySQLInnoDBDialect to MySQL5InnoDBDialect :