Since the very beginning the Materialize team has been focused on delivering a new approach to real-time data processing building on Timely Dataflow. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that we aim to create a simpler approach to building full-featured, real-time analytics by enabling developers to get all the benefits of streaming with just standard SQL.
While our initial product was, and still is distributed as a source-available binary for a wide variety of self-managed deployment options, we believe that the best, most seamless experience will be via a fully-managed cloud product. We started our journey towards this goal with an initial closed beta cloud product in April of this year. We’re now excited to announce that Materialize Cloud has matured to the point where we’re ready to handle a greater number of users, is easier to provision, and available to try for free. We’re calling this new milestone the Materialize Cloud Open Beta.
Materialize Cloud offers the easiest way to build on top of streaming data for reactive, next-generation dashboards, analytics, and applications. You can sign up today and create Materialize deployments in the cloud with the click of a button - we will manage and maintain the service so that you and your team can focus time, energy, and resources on what matters most: building.
Over the past few months, we’ve been hard at work with our closed beta users, and have some exciting features to announce, including:
- A refreshed user interface that makes it easier and quicker to create, build, and manage your Materialize deployments
- Deployment scalability for when use cases call for more resources
- An API-first design for programmatically creating, editing (upgrade version, scalability), and deleting deployments
The open beta is run as a managed database-as-a-service, and users are encouraged to book a free onboarding call for help getting started. If you’d like to get started on your own, please check out our Get started with Cloud guide and demonstrations to get you up and running.
As we work towards a generally available release, you can expect lots of continued innovation. Over the next few months, we’ll be rolling out enterprise-grade collaboration features, monitoring dashboards for quick and convenient access to key service operational data, in-product notifications for alerting users on major service-impacting events, and greater support for additional AWS regions. In the meantime, we recommend users reach out to us if they believe their use cases will require more resources than allocated for the free trial. Additionally, leverage our out-of-the-box monitoring integrations to stay on top of deployments’ resource consumption/ availability. And at all times, the team will continuously deliver improvements to ensure security, performance, scalability, and resilience.
Get started today for free. Join our Community, and let us know how you’re getting on! We look forward to engaging with you, hearing your feedback, and learning about all the amazing use cases you’re building out with Materialize Cloud.