Yes, Matomo is slow. There is no doubt about it. This is the reason that I have taught myself how to use BULK requests. It appears to relieve the waiting time. Fortunately, I discovered and developed this reporting method early, for in this way I do not have so much to do.
And, thank you, for your response. I greatly appreciate your honesty. Finding someone who has shared the same pain, has actually stimulated me to move ahead.
Matomo is designed a lot like Apple: It is their way or only difficulty. Matomo’s claim to open source is highly misleading. Then too, their to-do list suggests that they may be working on a very limited budget.
In any case, I have made a little progress since I last wrote. I have discovered the expanded parameter, and alas have discovered the contents of the subdatatables. Now, all I have to do is figure out to make direct requests to it. There is hope.