Beta 18.104.22.168 has significantly improved performance delivering export queries in Automation Designer over any recent release.
I can’t rule out the corporate network may have been changed to improved latency on the route between my client and the server, but no other apps are showing this magnitude of improvement. I suspect some optimization in Toad?
What will I do will all this extra time? Write more complex queries or bring down bigger tables, probably. (No issue here, just a thanks!)