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David Capstick

Astrophysics Research Computer Manager
School of Natural Sciences
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David manages a petabyte-scale distributed storage and processing platform and associated infrastructure deployed for hosting and analysis of astrophysical datasets within the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute.

David uses GlusterFS, HDFS, Spark and Hadoop to facilitate a highly available scale-out big data framework.

Before joining UCLan, David amassed extensive industry experience within the Unix/Linux and relational database technology sectors.

  • BSc (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics, UCLan, 2016
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Database Systems, UCLan, 2008
  • Emergent big data innovations in astrophysics