Marketshare for DB2 has been growing steadily over the past 5 years and with the recent release of DB2 Universal Database V8, the product has never had more momentum. Not only is the product used in every company on the Fortune 500, but it is becoming very popular in the small to medium sized businesses as well. Sams Teach Yourself DB2 Universal Database in 21 Days, Second Edition, focuses on performing tasks using the graphical interfaces and wizards that are provided with DB2 on the Windows platform. (DB2 also runs on z/OS, OS/400, AIX, Linux, HP-UX, and Sun Solaris.) Readers are guided through performing all the commonly used tasks to run DB2, including installing DB2, setting up DB2, creating databases and tables, populating the database with data, accessing the data, ensuring the database is tuned for performance. This book differs from the competition in that it provides examples and scenarios making it very easy for the reader to learn complicated tasks. It gives them everything they need for the commonly used tasks in a simple to understand manner. Quizzes and exercises strengthen the knowledge gained and ensure concepts are learned rather than memorized.