Azure SQL Database has not got a native scheduling service comparable to SQL Agent that is present in the on-premise instances. When database solutions are implemented in Azure SQL, after the design phase of DB schema, possible solutions to perform database maintenance activities like Integrity Check, Index Rebuild etc… have to be studied. On the contrary, Backup activity already has an excellent default configuration given by Microsoft Azure platform. In this article we will list the necessary activities to undertake in order to perform the maintenance of databases in Azure SQL; moreover, possible solutions will be explained and more convenient services will be described.
Since 1999 Sergio Govoni has been a software developer; in 2000 he got a degree in Computer Science at Università degli Studi in Ferrara (Italy). He has worked for over 20 years in Centro Software - The ERP Company - that produces the best ERP for manufacturing companies that are export oriented. Now, he manages the development product team and he is constantly involved on several team projects, where he focues his attention on the architecture and the mission-critical technical details. Since 2016 he is the vice president of the UGISS (www.ugiss.org). For the provided help to technical communities and for sharing his own experience, since 2010 he has received the Microsoft Data Platform MVP award.
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