Luther Miller

Luther
Miller

Luther Miller is the vice president of professional services at Softagon in San Francisco. Having worked with various flavors of SQL Server for about 15 years, he's responsible for ongoing custom software projects for multiple clients and rolls up his sleeves to contribute to T-SQL and .NET coding.

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Normalizing the First Day of the Week
The DATEPART function uses the DATEFIRST value when returning the day of the week. Because the DATEFIRST value can differ between regional settings and can be changed, DATEPART can return incorrect results. Here's how to avoid any problems.

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Mar 14, 2015
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For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record 4

The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
Mar 12, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 20: Avoiding Backup Fragmentation

On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More
Mar 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 19: Availability Group Database Backups

One of the biggest strengths of AlwaysOn Availability Groups is that they allow DBAs to address both high availability and disaster recovery concerns from a single set of tooling or interfaces. But, this doesn’t mean that you won’t still need backups....More
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