From a performance standpoint, SQL views are no better than running the query directly over tables. IMO comparing views & LF's is like apples vs oranges.
I'm developing a new application and trying to have the DB do as much of
the work as possible.underwhelming.
So, I'm incorporating SQL Views but finding the throughput
Granted that some of the views are based on other views (in keeping with
the attempt to have the DB do some work for me)
but it appears that every time a view is queried the views are rebuilt
by the OS.
I read somewhere that Views can be considered somewhat like logical
files, but at least logicals
can be set to have immediate updates as underlying physicals change.
Views have no such attribute settings.