Welcome to 2017.
I’m a strong advocate of moving databases to APIs. For multiple reasons, I like the idea of having the back-end being responsible for giving me the data that I need and the front-end manipulating what is shown on the page.
- By moving to an API backend it doesn’t matter what type of front end you use thus making it more adaptable.
- You can utilize React, Angular, Ionic, etc and it really doesn’t matter.
- You can build once, using the aforementioned frameworks, and utilize on every device; even mobile.