Benefits of Stored ProceduresWhy should you use stored procedures? Let's take a look at the key benefits of this technology:
- Precompiled execution. SQL Server compiles each stored procedure once and then reutilizes the execution plan. This results in tremendous performance boosts when stored procedures are called repeatedly.
- Reduced client/server traffic. If network bandwidth is a concern in your environment, you'll be happy to learn that stored procedures can reduce long SQL queries to a single line that is transmitted over the wire.
- Efficient reuse of code and programming abstraction. Stored procedures can be used by multiple users and client programs. If you utilize them in a planned manner, you'll find the development cycle takes less time.
- Enhanced security controls. You can grant users permission to execute a stored procedure independently of underlying table permissions.