Enable pausing Azure SQL DB/Azure SQL Managed Instance
Enable the ability to pause Azure SQL DB and Azure SQL Managed Instance like what is available in Azure SQL DW or VM.
Importing/exporting the data is not a viable option for most dev/test environments that need to be started/stopped quickly and easily.
It's about picing. While resizing sucks due to huge amount of time (2+ hours? seriously?), pausing seems to be a good alternative.
Adam Chandley commented
I like it, in the interim we use ePools for cost control.