Refers to programs that connect two separate applications. MiddleWare is often used as the glue between a database and web-based application. Sometimes referred to as plumbing.
software components in a distributed system that form a middle tier of processing between client applications interfacing with users and backend components such as databases or application servers
Middleware is a layer of software that runs on top of a set top box operating system which allows application software to be run over a wide variety of set top boxes. Examples of set-top middleware include Liberate and OpenTV.
Software designed to sit in between an OS and applications. Common examples are Java and Tcl/Tk.
Interface-like software responsible for interaction between hardware and software components.
software that links client and server applications in distributed systems.
Software that resides between the API layer and an organization's existing Windows software and enables the applications to work as CTI applications without changes in their code.
Software used to connect two otherwise separate applications, such as a Web server and a database management system.
a layer of software or interface in the set-top box that allows applications such as interactive news and digital teletext to operate on all of the approved set-top boxes that may be running on a specific digital television network.
The software "glue" that helps programs and databases (which may be on different computers) work together. Its most basic function is to enable communication between different pieces of software.
Any code or software that serves to combine two separate and existing programs.
Software applications allows your call center and help desk collect information through switches from a variety of manufacturers. These applications typically run on a server and bridge applications between different types of devices and data sources.
n. A vague term that refers to the software between an application program and the lower-level platform functions.
The server operating system, also known as the program or interface between the actual hardware and the application program.
A software product that provides interfaces to many real-time systems, including Distributed Control Systems (DCSs). See also distributed object standard.
Software that connects two normally separate applications.
Software interposed between basic functionalities such as those provided by database management systems and operating systems on the one hand and end-user applications on the other hand
A vague term usually meant to imply a body of software functioning as an intermediary between two other bodies of software to perform some function (e.g. emulation).
Transaction processing software that enables a client computer application to access data from multiple databases.
Software that operates between the application and the control program, providing a single programming interface for an application.
programs provide messaging services so that different applications can communicate.
a piece of software whose task is to mediate the interactions between applications across heterogeneous computing platforms
a software package that allows different applications, databases and operating systems to communicate and exchange information and data between them
a sound base for the development of complex and distributed applications, but is normally regarded as too big and too complex to meet the requirements of mobile devices with limited resources
A layer of software that sits between two applications and provides services such as authentication and authorisation, and services for combining metadata through cross-referencing, harvesting, and alerting. This enables applications that would not normally be able to communicate to do so without having to extend either application.
An intermediate software component located on the wired network between the wireless appliance and the application or data residing on the wired network.
The intermediary program that combine two separate and usually already existing programs as adapting the particular needs of computer installer.
Software that is placed between the client and the server to improve or expand functionality.
software that enables one application to communicate with another
Software that allows an application to interoperate with other software without requiring the user to know the underlying necessary code.
Software application that links together a tactical solution with an enterprise software application.
Software that is used to tie an application to a network, thus the "middle" terminology. Often, the middleware is a type of network authentication or directory of network resources.
Software that mediates between an applications program and a network. It manages the interaction between disparate applications across the heterogeneous computing platforms. The Object Request Broker (ORB), software that manages communication between objects, is an example of a middleware program.
Software that allows two modules or applications to exchange data. Also see Enterprise Application Integration (EAI).
In the computer industry, middleware is a general term for any programming that serves to "glue together" or mediate between two separate and usually already existing programs.
Software that mediates between different types of hardware and software on a network, so that they can function together.
Middleware is software that integrates services and distributed applications across the Internet or local area networks, and may provide a set of services such as authentication, messaging, transactions, etc. Middleware allows government organisations to share data between front office service delivery channels and back office applications and processes, and is increasingly perceived as a technology for delivery of joined-up e-government services.
Infrastructure software that ties other software together. A very wide term, covering a range of technical issues and approaches. The appropriate middleware approach in any situation depends on what, exactly, is being held together; there is no ‘one size fits all' middleware solution.
Software systems and utilities that provide a service and sit between the client and backend databases or legacy systems.
a layer of software between the network and the application. It encompasses everything from the client's API to the transmission of the message by the computer's hardware. Mentioned in: Middleware. See also: application programming interface, network operating system. Picture: Middleware.
Software that acts as a bridge (gateway) between two, otherwise, incompatible software systems.
Software that mediates the communication between an application and a data store. The middleware provides an interface that manages the differences in the application's and the data store's data formats.
Software that bridges the operation of two or more programs. JISC define Middleware as " the process of helping institutions to connect people to resources". The term 'Core Middleware' refers to software services that provide authentication, authorisation, directory services and user identifiers. see http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=middleware_team. OASIS The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) is a standards body involved in the creation of international standards for electronic business. OASIS particularly focuses on standards for Web Services and security. see http://www.oasis-open.org/who/. OASIS are responsible for the SAML standard. See also SAML.
An API or other similar software component by which an additional function, such as a smart card service, is connected to an application.
A software layer that facilitates the communication between other applications. ODBC is an example of middleware.
In computing, middleware consists of software agents acting as an intermediary between different application components. It is used most often to support complex, distributed applications. The software agents involved may be one or many.
A type of software that allows other types of software to talk to each other. But the definition of middleware is changing all the time, and is often used to describe any software system that is invisible to the user, but makes two or more software applications work seamlessly together.
Software that mediates between an application program and a network. It manages the interaction between disparate applications across the heterogeneous computing platforms. DCE software that manages communication between distributed applications is an example of middleware.
Makes two or more applications work seamlessly together while remaining invisible to the end user, such as Apple Computer's Quicktime
software that operates between an application, such as a database or email program, and the transport layer that performs the services and hides the details of that layer. For example, in a database situation, a client program might send a request message, and the database middleware program passes the request to the database middleware on the server machine. This then puts the request in whatever format is needed to get the desired data. These programs are useful for linking database servers to traditional legacy database programs (e.g. written in COBOL). (p. 71)
In the context of an RFID system, refers to software that is used to filter RFID data and pass on useful information to enterprise software applications for further processing.
is software that is used to manage the communication between a client program and a database, which is also transparent to the client.
The software interface or link that enables data to pass from the source to a client, such as the middleware that enables Intermec terminals to interface with ERP applications.
In three-tier architecture, the software that manages communication between clients and servers. Panther's middleware is referred to as JetNet. Other middleware products supported in Panther are BEA Tuxedo, MTS and WebSphere Application Server.
The computer software that allows clients and servers to communicate within the client/server architecture. Also known as the communications layer, composed of an Applications Programming Interface (API), a database translator, and a network translator. Middleware insulates client processes from the network protocols and and the details of the server process protocols.
Middleware, or 'glue', is a layer of software between a network and applications. This software provides services such as identification, authentication, authorisation, directories, and security. In today's Internet, applications usually have to provide these services themselves, which leads to competing and incompatible standards. By promoting standardisation and interoperability, middleware will make advanced network applications much easier to use.
Middleware is any program that allows one program to talk to another. An example of middleware would be the program that allows the email server to speak to the password server, allowing us all to use the same password for many different things.
Software that isolates applications from the protocol requirements, hardware, and actual operations of a particular network. May perform protocol conversions between disparate systems. Refers to any software that resides between a client program and a server program. Middleware includes protocol stacks, network operating systems, and messaging systems.
Middleware is an extra layer of software which sits between the switch and application programmes. This enables you to bolt-on software programme modules to dumb switches giving them the intelligence to automatically distribute calls, etc. These modules offer all levels of functionality from automatic call distribution to computer telephony integration, to interactive voice response and workforce scheduling.
Software that converts or translates between applications
A range of products/services that shield applications and their developers from a multitude of network communication protocols and database APIs.
Software that connects two otherwise separate applications OR separate products that serve as the glue between two applications. It is, therefore, distinct from import and export features that may be built into one of the applications. Middleware is sometimes called plumbing because it connects two sides of an application and passes data between them. (For example, there are a number of middleware products that link a database system to a Web server. This allows users to request data from the database using forms displayed on a Web browser, and it enables the Web server to return dynamic Web pages based on the user's requests and profile.)
Software that sits between two or more types of software and translates information between them. Middleware can simplify integration of SFA and ERP systems.
The network-aware system software - layered between an application, the operating system and the network transport layers - whose purpose is to facilitate some aspect of cooperative processing. Examples of cooperative middleware include directory services, message-passing mechanisms, distributed TP monitors, object request brokers (ORBs), remote procedure call (RPC) services, and database gateways.
Hardware and software used to connect clients and servers, to move and structure data, and/or to pre-summarize data for use by queries and reports.
rogramming that serves to mediate between two separate and often existing programs. A common use is to allow applications written for a particular database to access other, incompatible databases.
Software designed to integrate separate software and/or hardware systems. Middleware provides the communication between the disparate systems.
A type of software that connects or â€œglues togetherâ€ two or more otherwise separate types of software and translates information between them. For example, middleware is used to allow access between two different databases on a network.
software that connects two separate applications. For example, middleware can connect a database to a Web server.
A communications layer that allows applications to interact across hardware and network environments.
The kind of word that software industry insiders love to spew. Vague enough to mean just about any software program that functions as a link between two other programs, such as a Web server and a database program. Middleware also has a more specific meaning as a program that exists between a "network" and an "application" and carries out such tasks as authentication. But middleware functionality is often incorporated in application or network software, so precise definitions can get all messy. Avoid using at all costs.
1. Software and application program interfaces that serve as intermediaries among application programs and services. For example, gateway software between LAN-based database servers and mainframe databases. 2. (IRM) A layer of software that enables application, component, and data access communication. Middleware insulates programmers from the complexities of the communication architecture, such as network protocols.
Shared software layer between OS and applications providing additional services to the application in user space.
Middleware is the "mix-and-match" communications software that acts as a universal translator between diverse radio frequency technologies and protocols. Middleware physically resides on the remote client and on a communications server, located between the client and the applications server. The software eases computing and communicating with corporate information and encourages applications development, making wireless data more attractive to corporate customers.
The set of software facilities that an application program may use to receive services from the platform. IBM's systems Application Architecture and Digital Equipment Corp.'s Network Applications Support are examples of middleware-based architectures. Middleware includes database management systems, library and search services, mail systems and compound document services. Middleware typically has application programming interface available to applications.
Also called application-integration software, this software combines the functions of a business, regardless of their locations. Executives who are away from main offices can have access to company databases and e-mail. Middleware is also used as a type of "communication bridge" between different types of software that otherwise wouldn't be able to communicate.
Middleware is software that connects two or more otherwise separate applications across the Internet. More specifically, the term refers to an evolving layer of services that resides between the network and more traditional applications for managing security, access and information exchange.
Everything that lies between the Client computer (ie. a Windows 95 workstation running Netscape) and the Server (ie. a UNIX server running Oracle). The original Internet middleware was a Web Server and some CGI programs (often written in Perl; a programming language that excels at handling the strings that CGI uses).
Middleware refers to a type of software that connects two otherwise separate applications. Middleware sits between the layers of software to make the layers work with each other, essentially â€œgluingâ€ together applications across the network. For example, a database access middleware solution would allow a remote user to request data from a corporate database using a form displayed via a Web browser and enabling the Web server to return dynamic Web pages based on the user's requests and profile.
Applications and servers designed to take content from otherwise incompatible back-end data sources (often legacy - that is outdated - systems) and pass it on to Web front-ends.
Okay, here's one just so impressed techies will take you seriously: Software that facilitates the communication between two applications. It lets applications invoke services and it controls the transmission of the data exchange over the network. There are three basic types: communications middleware, database middleware, and systems middleware.
Software to connect a company's system to other systems.
Programming that mediates between two separate programs, or programming between a software program and hardware logic
Software that facilitates the communication between two applications. It provides an API through which applications invoke services and it controls the transmission of the data exchange over the network. There are three basic types: communications middleware, database middleware and systems middleware.
Middleware is a general term for any software that provides an interface between two separate and usually already existing programs.
A general term for any programming that serves to "glue together," mediate between, or enhance two separate and usually already existing programs. A common application of middleware is to allow programs written for access to a particular database to access other databases.
Software which connects two applications online via a network: it is sometimes referred to informally as "plumbing". Middleware can be respective elements of two applications which allow connectivity between them, or a third piece of software which connects two separate products. It must not therefore be confused with the Import/Export facilities available in many packages: these merely deal with the translation and transference of data from one place to another, not the combining or linking of the applications themselves.
Software that interconnects incompatible applications software and databases from various trading partners into decision-support tools such as ERP.
Software that connects two otherwise separate applications. Middleware is sometimes called "plumbing" because it connects two sides of an application and passes data between them. For example, Oracle SQL*Net connect clients to the database server. Oracle's Gateways connect different types of databases (for example Oracle to SQL Server or DB2)
It is used to describe programming that mediates between application and system software or between two different kinds of application software.
Software, or software subsystem(s), interfacing between an application and a network. It can enable/disable, configure, and manage interactions between various applications.
Software designed to establish a relationship (including filtering and transformation) between systems
Software that connects or acts as intermediary between two or more different software programs.
Middleware is computer software that connects software components or applications. It is used most often to support complex, distributed applications. It includes web servers, application servers, content management systems, and similar tools that support application development and delivery.