Our buddy Ola Hallengren has released another version of his database maintenance tooling. (Free !) I've seen quite a lot of people using Ola's scripts rather than standard database maintenance plans, and with happy outcomes.
In the new version, he has optimized performance in
IndexOptimize for databases with large number of indexes or SQL Servers with
large number of databases. Ola said that the time for rebuilding or reorganizing indexes is
the same, but the time for investigating indexes has been reduced.
He also mentioned that he fixed an issue in database backup for databases with very long names (eg SharePoint databases). In the old
version you could run into the limitation for the length of a backup device.
You'll find info and updates here: