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Things to Consider Before Choosing DynamoDB

Articles 25 June 2018

DynamoDB is the non-relational database service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the fast , flexible and eventual consistent database solution for modern large scale applications. Being an eventually consistent database system, DynamoDB relaxes the consistency in favor of availability and partition tolerance. Even though DynamoDB is a NoSQL database system, DynamoDB has significant differences

Things to Consider Before Choosing DynamoDB

Sysco LABS 25 June 2018

DynamoDB is the non-relational database service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the fast , flexible and eventual consistent database solution for modern large scale applications. Being an eventually consistent database system, DynamoDB relaxes the consistency in favor of availability and partition tolerance. Even though DynamoDB is a NoSQL database system, DynamoDB has significant differences

The bots are coming – are YOU ready?

Sysco LABS 5 June 2018

Nathan takes a seat at his desk early on a Monday morning, glances at his watch and suddenly remembers that he has two meetings, a conference call and an appraisal… all before lunch. He opens his laptop to start his daily routine of checking his mails but a red flagged email catches his eye. The

Delivery Apps in the World of Food Service

Sysco LABS 4 June 2018

We’ve all been there; craving food, we call our favorite restaurant, place an order, and then wait… and wait… and wait… checking our watch wondering, where our food is… and then finally the doorbell rings, you pay for your food, and you dig in. If you break down this process, it’s pretty simple; the call is answered in a call center, which then places the order in the branch closest to the delivery address,

How to Style Cross Platform React Native UI Components

Sysco LABS 23 May 2018

React Native is a language that specially caters to Mobile Application Development. But what are the pros and cons of using this language? And what exactly is Native Base? In this innovation session, Nilaksha Rathnayake explains exactly that. If you’re thinking of using React Native for your next project, there are three main advantages that

The Internal User Management Tool

Sysco LABS 23 May 2018

Most applications that are created today have one thing in common – users. We are more familiar with the term when its usage applies to end users – for example, on Facebook users can mean people like you and me who’ve created profiles on the platform. However, the term ‘user’ within the context of this

The ‘Engineering Nexus’ – Galvanizing Sri Lankan Tech

Sysco LABS 23 May 2018

The inaugural Engineering Nexus meetup was hosted at the Sysco LABS engineering center recently, marking the launch of another initiative to help grow and develop the software engineering and technology development practice in Sri Lanka. Unlike other meetups, the Engineering Nexus intends to solve tech problems by bringing together ideas and methodologies from different disciplines

Using Technology to Get Inside Your Customers’ Heads

Sysco LABS 2 May 2018

In the age of information, businesses both large and small are using data and metrics to gauge engagement, gain insights and track conversions. However, social media metrics seem to lack meaningful context. They tell you the “what” but not the “why” or the “how”, as they provide primarily quantitative metrics on interactions. With the use

Salesforce and Customer Support

Sysco LABS 2 April 2018

Your relationship with your customers is the backbone of any company’s success, and it’s your support team that maintains that relationship when times are tough. A customer will only call support if they have a problem, and how that problem is resolved could be the difference between fallout and loyalty.  Given the importance of the support role, it’s critical to empower your

International Women’s Day at Sysco LABS in Partnership with Microsoft

Sysco LABS 27 March 2018

To mark International Women’s Day, Microsoft launched the #MakeWhatsNext campaign and co-hosted a forum alongside Sysco LABS at the Sysco LABS headquarters in Colombo 7. The event illustrated the changing workplace roles of women, and the importance of young women pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Over a 100 people—from daughters and

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