I would like to know if any of you have any experiences and advice you'd like to share about middleware systems?
A little background first: the company I work for is based entirely on a closed environment, legacy ERP system. We are looking to build an ecommerce website, this would however be quite impossible with our current system.
A consultant suggested working with a company to build a bespoke middleware platform which we can integrate the website with. So we would essentially extract data from our ERP via CSV exports to the middleware platform, and use that to build the website instead. We would then begin phasing out the legacy system as we expand the capacity of the new platform. The good news is that we already have daily CSV export routines with customer, product and pricing data for another project I recently completed.
I wanted to know if any of you have any experience with anything similar and if you have any useful advice or warnings. This is my first major technical project and do not come from an IT background, so I'm having to learn a lot of things very quickly (as I have a strict deadline to make this happen).
Do you have any example of middleware platforms that I could familiarise myself with?
I realize that this is very fluffy and non-specific, but I do not know any details yet, I'd just like to familiarize myself with these systems, if there are any links or resources you can share I would be very grateful.