SQL Clone allows developers to create, use, and delete SQL Server databases as clones on their development database instances and without the usual overheads that tend to slow this task down. It is the difference between waiting to be served lunch and being able to use a self-service canteen.
The administrators of the system keep control over matters that they are required to, such as data security and access control. They can determine the roles assigned to each user and which servers each person can install or delete clones. They can specify what data must be masked, redacted, or removed. They can specify the databases that can be accessed. The developers can ‘pull’ databases and delete them as required but without needing an administrative login to the instances to which they are assigned.