Middleware

n.

Pronunciation

/ˈmɪdəlˌwɛr/

Definition

A piece of software that serves as a communications bridge between applications on a computer system or network.

Middleware is a generic term applied to a software product that allows one application to speak to another. In enterprise networks, middleware is commonly used to connect various software used by a business to ensure fluid communications and data management. Middleware will often utilize APIs to send and receive data between various systems.

Category

Technology

Related Terms

Operating System, API, Stack

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