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Materialized Views (MV) with MySQL
Materialised View (MV) is the pre-calculated (materialised) result of a query. Unlike a simple VIEW the result of a Materialised View is stored somewhere, generally in a table. Materialised Views are used when immediate response is needed and the query where the Materialised View bases on would take to long to produce a result. Materialised Views have to be refreshed once in a while. It depends on the requirements how often a Materialised View is refreshed and how actual its content is. Basically a Materialised View can be refreshed immediately or deferred, it can be refreshed fully or to a certain point in time. MySQL does not provide Materialised Views by itself. But it is easy to build Materialised Views yourself.