The Streaming SQL Materialized View Engine

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Real-time materialized views over your streaming data

Write complex SQL queries.

Add data from a message bus like Kafka.

Your SQL views stay incrementally updated within milliseconds.

At millions of updates per second.


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Materialize Features


Write SQL Queries. Stream your data.

No manually glueing streams. No writing imperative code.

Declare what you want in SQL. Materialize keeps it up to date. Within milliseconds.

ANSI Standard SQL. Including joins.

No "inspired by SQL" half-broken query languages. Materialize supports ANSI Standard SQL 92. Use a SQL shell or your favorite database adapter.

Correct answers.

No page-long caveats about eventual consistency and out-of-order execution. Materialize results are always consistent and always up-to-date. Pretend that we reran every query every message.

Distributed. Fault tolerant. Replicated.

Materialize is built on top of Timely Dataflow, which is distributed. Materialize also adds active-active cluster replication for fault tolerance, and autoscalingorchestration.

Scales up... and down.

Scale up: process millions of messages per second on a single-digit number of machines. Scale down: run Materialize on your laptop with a single binary on a single core. It's not just fast, it's also lean.

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Materialize is built on top of a powerful stream processing engine: Timely Dataflow. Inspired by the award-winning Naiad project, Timely Dataflow has been in open-source development for 4 years and runs in production deployments at scale.


Our Team

Arjun Narayan

Arjun Narayan / CEO

Arjun was an engineer on the SQL team at Cockroach Labs, where he worked on performance and benchmarking. He has a blog.

Frank McSherry

Frank McSherry / Chief Scientist

Frank was at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley where he led the Naiad project and co-invented Differential Privacy. He has a GitHub repository named blog.

Cuong Do

Cuong Do / Head of Engineering

Cuong was the third engineer at YouTube, the founding head of Dropbox’s first remote office in New York City, and an engineering manager at Cockroach Labs.

Nikhil Benesch

Nikhil Benesch / Engineer

Nikhil specializes in distributed systems, SQL databases, and build systems. He was previously an engineer on the core team at Cockroach Labs, where he worked on the replication engine.

Jamie Brandon

Jamie Brandon / Engineer

Jamie was a researcher at Relational AI, and was the CTO at Eve. Jamie also has a blog like all the other cool kids.

Brennan Vincent

Brennan Vincent / Engineer

Brennan was a software engineer at Facebook before joining Materialize, working on everything from mobile app battery efficiency to deep learning frameworks.

Brandon Maister

Brandon Maister / Engineer

Brandon is a software engineer who likes the full stack. He was previously an engineer at Knewton where he worked hard to make things reliable no matter what users or engineers threw at them.

Jessica Laughlin

Jessica Laughlin / Engineer

Jessica, previously an engineer at Bluecore, has a passion for well-implemented infrastructure and hand drawn software diagrams.

Venus Jorgia

Venus Jorgia / Operations

Venus is a London-born New Yorker dedicated to cultivating a unique working environment and has a creative, intuitive approach to Office & Operations Management.

Walid Al Shaibani

Walid Al Shaibani / Business Development

Walid has been following the tech space very closely since his days as an investment broker. After co-founding his own business in the Middle East, he is combining his entrepreneurial nature with his passion for technology as Materialize’s first sales hire.

Andi Wang

Andi Wang / Engineer

Andi is enthusiastic about Big Data and about building technologies that will make everyone else excited about it too. Previously at Oracle, she worked on the RDBMS and a proprietary NoSQL database.

Sean Loiselle

Sean Loiselle / Principal Technical Writer

Sean writes docs and code. He’s previously done documentation at a web host and Cockroach Labs, and is now pursuing a master’s degree in systems engineering.


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