I have been working with Oracle now for 4 months. We are running .NET applications with Oracle backends. In the past I have had good experience calling stored procedures in SQL 2000 to increase speed. Here we have a time consuming process that we are trying to remedy. I have converted a lot of the code from .NET to Oracle, but the time seems to still be a factor. Some factors that I think are an issues are: 1. In test I am using DBLinks to get valid data for my result sets. Are DBLinks considerably slower? 2. There are two loops that have to be performed to calculate the data. There is an outer and an inner loop each looping 99 times. Is this something that .NET will do faster than Oracle?