Yes it avoids round trips. In terms of processing "in the database" it has always been better. There have been other optmizations in terms of Bulk Processing beginning with 9i. Hemant K Chitale http://hemantoracledba.blogspot.com sent from my smartphone On Nov 10, 2010 3:22 PM, "RP Khare" <passionate_programmer@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Stored procedures provide business-logic safety, reduces application code and business-logic is easy to maintain. But are there any performance benefits? ........... Rohit.