Spicule - Data Processing Experts


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About Us

Here is a little bit of history about us. Having worked in IT, specifically the data processing part, for over a decade I have had to repeat an awful lot of operations. Thousands of database installations, configurations and optimisations, monitoring installed, servers scaled to cope with demand.

There had to be a better way?

Spicule was founded from the knowledge I gained in repeating these operations as I had aggregated this into a number of reusable operations that I can deploy time and again in nearly any scenario.

Whether you are struggling with maintaining large volume of servers, having stability issues or are overwhelmed with high running costs, I can help.

Of course, it does not stop there, and in repeating these operations, I needed ways to scale, distribute and optimise my data processing capabilities and improving my processes by using containers, hybrid clouds and enhanced data locality helped me to further enhance the systems that were in place.

Gone are the days of single-use servers in a data centre, ensuring you get optimum performance and utilisation is key to keeping costs down and services up, be it in the cloud or on premise.

So if you are tired of fighting with your current systems, let’s have a chat about how moving to the cloud can make you more efficient and make life easier, and save a ton of money in the process.

Spicule are a talented group of developers and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. Quote David Ballard
Associate Director

Formed with a Purpose

Our history

Founded in 2015 to offer high quality consultancy in the world of devops and systems automation. Spicule has developed systems for a range of companies including NASA and the UK government.

We specialise in developing highly scalable application platforms for customers using open source, reusable code to maximise efficience and minimise turn around time. Our goal is to be as flexible as possible to ensure our customers leave with a high degree of confidence in the work we have provided and ensure they feel comfortable with the finished product.

Meet Our Team

Here to Help With Your Data Needs


    Founder of Spicule LTD, Tom cut his teeth developing large scale business intelligence systems, he now takes than knowledge into other domains designing and building large scale data systems.

    Tom has spend his whole career in the data sector and has a wealth of experience and knowledge allow him to keep up with the current trends and tools. Tom has also extensive experience in systems design and operations, Devops and deployments, allowing him to take data processing to the next level.

    Having worked for a range of different companies around the UK and abroad Tom has a wealth of knowledge to help customers save money and time when building data systems regardless of scale.

    Tom’s most notable projects include Devops design and implementation for a large scale Genomics research project, Machine Learning support on a Dark Web crawler for the US Government and high volume transactional processing and multi site deployment of ETL tooling for a multi national marking agency. Tom’s versatility in business has helped Spicule expand its footprint over its existence and work both in the USA and UK markets.


    • Systems Design
    • Platform Troubleshooting
    • Machine Learning
    • Data Processing
    • Programming
    • Project Management
    • Database Design and Optimisation
    • Data Workflow Design
    • Design Container Deployment
    • Devops
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    Stephen has joined Spicule after many years in the retail sector to help drive commercial sales along side working with clients and prospective clients to ensure targets are met. Stephen’s experience in retail especially customer focused positions is invaluable to Spicule where we make customer satisfaction and enhanced communication a priority. 

    Stephen have spent the last 15 years managing teams of varying sizes in many different areas of the retail and customer service sectors. He takes great pride in maximising the tools he has at his disposal to ensure that standards and targets are always met. On joining Spicule Stephen’s first task was to redesign the website ensuring that we explain our product offerings and solutions in a manner that customers can understand.

    Stephen then went on to tune our communications channels with customers to make sure that their needs are met in a timely manner. In his spare time Stephen is learning the technical side of the business to offer another perspective to end users and ensure that technical knowledge is passed on both effectively and efficiently.

    Stephen also drives the Spicule customer team, working on the ground with both existing and potential customers to ensure everyone feels at ease with the solutions Spicule offer.


    • Customer Relations
    • Shrinkage Reduction
    • Customer Satisfaction
    • Competitive Analysis
    • Profit Maximisation
    • Business Analysis
    • Customer-Focused Relations
    • Costing and Budgeting
    • Networking
    • New Product Launches
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    Breno has worked for Spicule and with Tom for a number of years having started as a programmer he has learnt on the job and now leads the systems design department. 

    Breno is a full stack developer who loves building web applications and is an active open source contributor. He is cooperative, detail oriented and always looking for the best solution. Most importantly, he loves building good, quality software. He follows this daily mantra, “Whatever it is that you do, it should be done well. Do it once.” He is a focused coder and always emphasises the importance of quality and efficiency. When not coding , he’s playing video games.


    • Systems Design
    • Programming
    • Front-end Development
    • Open Source Development
    • Web Application
    • UX Design
    • Data Application Development
    • Customer Support
    • Customer Requirements Analysis
    • Data Visualisation Expert 
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