Some of you younger DBA’s out there may not know who Neil Sedaka is or remember his poignant words "Breaking up is hard to do" in the song by the same title. I'm sure we've all gone through a break up at some point. But breaking up isn't necessarily a bad thing, especially when it comes to large or complex queries.
Breaking up can be a good thing. Or so that is the point I try to make in my article Breaking Up is Easy to Do