You have to have some form of middle-ware to talk to the database. Since you are talking about microcrap, you have a few options:
1) If on a NT server, just talk to it with ASP and ODBC.
2) Use Apache and Perl on NT and use the wonderful DBI module.
3) Export your database as a tab, comma, whatever delimited file and then import that into SQL, mYsql, Oracle or whatever floats your database boat. And have Perl, Java, or any of the other middle-ware languages talk to it.