Directly query 'Design Firms' database

Is it possible to directly query the ‘Design Firms’ database via a web service (soap, etc.) or other means? I would like to query the database and get a result set which I can apply further filetring and processing too. I am currently researching companies I would like to work for, searching for them and manualy entering all the data into a spreadsheet/database takes too long.

Thank you,
Nathan Winder