The Fastest Way to Build the
Fastest Data Products

Build data-intensive applications and services in SQL — without pipelines or caches — using materialized views that are always up-to-date.

Powerful like PostgreSQL, Fast like Redis

Materialize is a source-available streaming database written in Rust that maintains the results of a SQL query (a materialized view) in memory as the data changes. Whereas a traditional database does the evaluation when a SELECT statement is issued, Materialize asks for queries up-front and incrementally computes results as new data arrives.

Reads in Materialize are fast, scalable, and computationally free, enabling ‘reactive’ architectures where updates are pushed to clients, not polled.

Build Applications

Build Real-Time Apps in No Time

Application developers use Materialize as a “live cache” to build and deploy data-intensive applications. Use Materialize as a pure-SQL Redis for a scalable, easily-maintained architecture.

Build with Streams

Standard SQL for Streaming Development

Data engineers use Materialize as a stream processor to build real-time data pipelines. Explore, query, join, and transform streams, and push data downstream to a Kafka sink.

Build Analytics

From Batch Processing to Streaming Production

Analytics engineers use Materialize as a streaming database to go beyond dashboards to building live services. Move from batch to streaming production – all using existing SQL and tools like dbt.

How it works

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Connect your Data Sources

Materialize uses structured data (events) as inputs. Events can come from message brokers like Kafka, change feeds of databases like PostgreSQL, or archived events from S3.

Define your queries

At its core, Materialize is an engine that parses SQL (joins, aggregations, transformations, computations) into dataflows, and then processes input events in order to maintain the results as an in-memory view.

Build.

Materialized views can be queried with the semantics of PostgreSQL and latency of Redis. Alternatively, updates can be streamed out, either directly into applications or as change events to Kafka.

Test Locally, Deploy on the Cloud

Materialize is a source-available binary which you can install on macOS and Linux, or build on most OSes (e.g. FreeBSD). When you’re ready to move into production, Materialize Cloud hosts and maintains Materialize deployments for you, automating administration tasks like hardware provisioning, database setup, upgrades, and backups. Sign up for an account in less than 30 seconds.

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Join hundreds of other Materialize users and connect directly with our engineers. Learn from our community, get help with your implementation, and let us know what you think! We’d love to hear from you.

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See what engineers are saying about Materialize

Josh Arenberg

Director of Engineering, Datalot

Streaming data can really revolutionize this business by taking analytics that are embedded in summary tables and exposing them in a way where they can become signals that can drive other services. The vision is moving from observability of data to automation of business processes. Materialize means this can happen very quickly.

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Jean-Francois Perreton

Head of Algo Quant, Kepler Cheuvreux

Once we found Materialize we were very happy because it was proper SQL and we actually are big users internally of Postgres already. One of the biggest selling points of Materialize was the fact that it offers JDBC drivers and a regular PostgreSQL facade, if you want. So it directly integrates with our third-party applications, BI tools, you name it.

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Eric Dodds

Head of Growth, Rudderstack

Analytics is a really obvious use-case for Materialize, but all the interesting things you can do when you enable real-time will open up a lot of creative solutions to problems that are low level plumbing problems in the stack currently – and that’s very exciting.

Tyler Richie

Co-founder and CTO, Sproutfi

What we found is that we were trying to specify data models not based on what we thought was the most correct, but what would avoid joins the most. With Materialize, this is no longer the case.

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Emily Hawkins

Data Infrastructure Lead, Drizly

Working with Materialize has been an incredibly seamless process as we can continue to write real-time SQL, exactly the same way as we already are in Snowflake with batch, so it was a much lower barrier to entry.

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Ryan Gaus

Staff Software Engineer & Technical Lead, Density

We’ve saved I-don’t-know-how-many untold quarters of trying to build our own thing.

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