Dear ORAWORLD Readers

The twenty-second edition of our e-magazine ORAWORLD is out now!

The main topic of this edition are podcasts: ORAWORLD spoke with Bob Rhubart, who had been responsible for the Oracle Groundbreakers Podcast for many years until retiring this summer. Also, we asked Oracle community members Samuel Nitsche and Liron Amitzi to name us their favorite podcasts.

In the second article in our CLOUD Act series, David Bomhard addresses the contradictions between the Regulations of the CLOUD Act and European data protection laws.

In his last article on Autonomous Database and Machine Learning, Jim Czuprynski shows how one can collect data from various sources with APEX and e.g. connect also to Geographic Information Systems.

Carsten Czarski also deals with Oracle Application Express: The fifth part of his series focuses on hidden treasures in APEX.

André Luiz Dutra Ontalba is working on a completely new feature. Now in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure volumes can be detached to low-cost infrastructure and attached again if necessary.

Emmanuel Ruez, President of AUFO (French speaking oracle user group), shows the activities with which the user groups try to get in touch with their members during these special times.

I hope that we will meet us again soon face-to-face at an Oracle conference. Stay healthy!

These stories are waiting for you:

. Podcasts: Interview with Bob Rhubart
. Top 5 Podcasts by Liron Amitzi and Samuel Nitsche
. US CLOUD Act (Part 2): CLOUD Act in light of EU Data Protection Law
. What’s Your Super-Power? Mine is Autonomous Database and ML (Part 4)
. Oracle Application Express (Part 5): A Few Hidden Treasures
. OCI Block Volume: Auto-tune for Detached Volumes
. Activities of the French-speaking Oracle User Clubs during the Pandemic


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Dr. Dietmar Neugebauer
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