Can stored procedure give better performance than an entity bean? (considering the stored procedure does not do a bulk insert). Also, is there any real performance lose in implementing most of the inserts in the database by entity beans?
Entity beans have been already badly condemned by the community and everybody is going away from it. Please stay away from it to avoid misery. For the persitence layer, I'll advise you to adopt Hibernate (http://www.hibernate.org). Even Sun is copying hibernate's ideas for EJB 3.0.
Having said that, I don't think you can compare stored procedures with a persistence framework like hibernate or entity beans. It's like comparing apples with oranges. With persistence frameworks, you get your data from the datastore as objects for manipulation. I think your question should be whether to do direct SQL queries from your application to the database or go via stored procedures. As I don't know the scope and scale of your application, this is all I can say.
That's just my 0.2 cents.
[ May 13, 2004: Message edited by: Francis Amanfo ] [ May 13, 2004: Message edited by: Francis Amanfo ]
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