Yes, you still need to do some work to maintain indexes in Azure SQL Database. This post will walk you through setting up statistic updates and index maintenance using Terraform.
Thanks to Tracy Boggiano for her directions for setting up the runbooks. If you want to do this manually instead of with Terraform, Tracy’s post walks you through it step by step. I only modified the role assignment so it had read to the entire subscription level to loop through every DB in the subscription.
Thanks to Kendra for blogging about index maintenance in Azure SQL. Her post helped me decide on index maintenance thresholds.
Click through for a link to Josephine’s GitHub repo and a walkthrough of how it all works.