I was poking around the MySQL Worklog again over the weekend, and found a request for materialized views for MySQL. This feature has existed in Oracle for a while, in DB2 as a materialized query table, and appeared in MS SQL Server 2000 and 2005 as indexed views. What is a materialized view? A materialized view is a database object that contains the results of a query. The FROM clause of the query can name tables, views, and other materialized views.