In this video, you'll learn how we can configure and launch EMR clusters. Specifically, you'll learn about the difference between transient and long-running clusters. You'll also learn more about the different kinds of big data software you can install on EMR, including Apache Spark. You'll also review a few more configuration options related to the compute power of the EMR cluster and how you'll be able to interact with it using SSH later on. Finally, as the cluster is created, you'll review the different lifecycle stages of an EMR cluster and how they relate to the ways you can use a cluster to process data.