First off - generally very impressed with Silverstripe, one of very few "true" CMS that actually have data modelling and a clean separation from template layer, so congrats to the developers.
Basically we are considering rebuilding a site which has a huge and complex database, and I'm not convinced it's a realistic proposition to try to migrate the whole thing to Silverstripe data model. However, if I could utilise the excellent Silverstripe API to essentially create CRUD interface to an external database that would be great.
Is this a realistic idea? For example, create a page that lists thousands of records from external DB in a grid in the same format as would be displayed with ModelAdmin? And then allow editing of individual records in style of Silverstripe but with data going back and forth to external DB.
Many thanks in advance.