Enable restoring a SQL database clone to be mounted to an instance
Several backup/data protection solution vendors provide the ability to restore a clone of a database and "Live Mount" it. Some other terms are "Instant Clones". The ability to mount a database backup as a database that can be interacted with on an instance opens up some interesting use cases around:
1) Disaster Recovery (DR) testing
2) Restoring a single table or subset of a database.
Steve Catmull commented
https://feedback.azure.com/forums/258995-azure-backup/suggestions/39902671-provide-automatic-testing-validation-of-database-b is an example of something that could probably be implemented in conjunction with a feature like this. That feature too would be very valuable to us especially for certifications like HITRUST.