Cloudera, the fast-growing Big Data and analytics company, is now striving to incubate an industry around itself. The company, focused on Apache Hadoop, has launched Cloudera Labs -- which aims to "fast track" promising open source initiatives.

In a prepared statement, Cloudera VP Charles Zedlewski said: “To realize their true potential, projects often benefit from a collaborative approach where they can be explored and developed more deeply -- and looked at from every angle." Hence, the formation of Cloudera Labs -- and continued incubating around Apache Parquet, Apache DataFu, and more.

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