FlyingBinary Ltd

Plotly Dash Open Source Visualisation

Delivering a full-stack, open source dashboarding solution, Plotly Dash Open Source Visualisation resides in the FlyingBinary big data analytics suite, simplifying data integration, management, analysis and visualisation. The Dash engine delivers engaging, interactive visualisations over web interfaces. A wide range of chart types ensures actionable insights can be precisely identified.


  • Dashboard design integrated with data pipeline functions
  • Very rapid chart development
  • Connects to databases, web services, realtime and streaming datasources
  • Easy sharing and collaboration with authorised users
  • Wide variety of chart types selectable with one click
  • Large scale publication over web interface
  • Integrates directly with Python-based data pipelines
  • Entirely web-based for dashboard consumption
  • Latest technologies deliver sophisticated web-friendly visualisations
  • Supports Open Standards for data visualisation


  • Business users can self-serve, relieving pressure on IT teams
  • Rapid prototyping simplifies analytics development and reduces costs
  • Streaming connector facilitates realtime analysis and display
  • Collaboration functions facilitate dissemination of results
  • Wide chart range ensures actionable insights can be precisely identified
  • Web interface allows easy, large-scale delivery to users
  • Integrated pipeline simplifies and streamlines analytics management
  • Web-based architecture eliminates client software and increases manageability
  • No user licensing reduces costs and improves flexibility
  • Open and industry standards increases community reuse and lowers costs


£200.00 a gigabyte a year

  • Free trial available

Service documents

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G-Cloud 13

Service ID

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FlyingBinary Ltd Dr Jacqui Taylor
Telephone: +44 77 899 668 02

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Cloud deployment model
Private cloud
Service constraints
Source data must be uploaded (copied) or directly connected to the Plotly Dash Open Source Visualisation service. Self service design requires a Github-compatible repository. Designers need secure shell access for self-service upgrades, or service management can perform upgrades periodically.
System requirements
Github-compatible repository

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
We respond to all questions within 8 business hours. Normal business hours are 0800-1800 Mon-Fri excluding UK holidays. We regularly respond to questions within 4 business hours, and we triage all inbound questions to establish urgency and set appropriate priorities.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Phone support
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
Our standard support service is by email 0800-1800 Mon-Fri excluding UK holidays and we respond to all questions within 8 business hours. We regularly respond to questions within 4 business hours, and we triage all inbound questions to establish urgency and set appropriate priorities. We can offer several extensions to the standard service at extra cost: extended hours support at 10x7 or 24x7; 4 business hour response; phone support; web chat support; onsite support. The support service is provided for issues, incidents and service requests. We will also respond to questions about how to use the service, but we reserve the right to direct clients to our training services if users are clearly not equipped to use the service competently.
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
There are four types of onboarding help available, which may be used in combination: online help; key contact getting started assistance; additional onboarding assistance; service training courses. Key contact getting started assistance is included within the cost of the service. It is usually conducted as an interactive web screenshare session, but may also be provided as a pre-recorded video session with a follow up teleconference, or as an onsite session. Onsite sessions outside the M25 area will incur an additional cost. Online help is available to all client users of the service and is included within the cost. Additional onboarding assistance and service training courses are both provided via the companion Cloud Support service.
Service documentation
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
The service has built-in tools that allow user data extraction. These tools are available at any time, not just at contract end, and may be used for any data extraction purpose required. There are no restrictions: all user data may be extracted from the service for any reason, at any time. User data extraction does not require supplier intervention, but clients may choose to limit this functionality to client super users or administrators. There is no limit to the number or size of data extractions performed, but the service is priced on a "fair use" basis for network charges. Excessively large or very frequent data extractions may incur an additional cost or bandwidth limits. Alternatively, the companion Cloud Support service offers assistance with data extraction, at an additional cost.
End-of-contract process
Prior to the end of contract/contract renewal date, we discuss the forward plan with the client key contact. In the event of contract end, we work with the key contact to ensure that all user data and collateral is retrieved or extracted before the contract end date. Although there are standard data extraction tools built in to the service, there may be a requirement for special data migration to the client's chosen new service. In that instance, we can work with the new supplier to migrate data to maximum benefit for the client, such work would be performed within the companion Cloud Support service and incur an additional charge. In the event that the client is unable to extract all required data before the contract end date, it is often possible to extend the duration of the data extraction features of the service for an additional period; or to extend the full service for an additional period; so that the client does not suffer unnecessary unavailability.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Opera
Application to install
Designed for use on mobile devices
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
All dashboards may be consumed on desktop or mobile devices. Dashboard design requires a desktop device. Mobile devices must be able to access services via the same network routes as desktop or laptop devices.
Service interface
User support accessibility
WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Description of service interface
The service employs a modern, simple, browser-based, easy-to-use interface to provide a unified approach for users to interact with the service. Choosing browser-based over an installed application simplifies security, enterprise deployment and ensures that the service is evergreen without costly software upgrades. See answers to other questions concerning browser specifics. Design functions use industry standard Python tools running on any desktop operating system.
Accessibility standards
None or don’t know
Description of accessibility
All dashboards are rendered using core web technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript. Clients have full control to select and deploy suitable accessible controls. All Dash engine components are open source and may be enhanced for additional accessibility requirements as needed. Dashboards are designed using industry standard Python source code, and any accessible tools may be used for design purposes.
Accessibility testing
No specific accessibility testing performed to date.
Customisation available
Description of customisation
The purpose of Plotly Dash Open Source Visualisation is to allow customers to create their own charts and dashboards. Clients have full control over the data content, design, layout, styling and interactive capabilities of all charts and dashboards. Clients also have control over the audience/s that are able to view the dashboards. Absence of any user-based licensing allows a very flexible publication and distribution model.


Independence of resources
Our testing tells us the lower and upper levels of cloud resource required to maintain performance for normal levels of demand. We reserve and dedicate the lower level of cloud resources to each client, so that no client user can impact the performance of any other client. As client demand increases, we monitor performance and ensure that additional cloud resources are available to maintain performance, to the upper level. The service is priced on a "fair use" basis, so exceeding the upper level of demand means either reduced performance, or request further cloud resources, at additional cost.


Service usage metrics


Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2019
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
User control over data storage and processing locations
Datacentre security standards
Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency
At least once a year
Penetration testing approach
Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest
Physical access control, complying with SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Data sanitisation process
Data sanitisation type
Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
Equipment disposal approach
Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
There are tools built in to the service that allow users to export their data. User data export does not require supplier intervention, but clients may choose to limit this functionality to client super users or administrators. Users may specifiy any subset, or all, of the data that is relevent to the current export requirement. Once the data subset has been selected, invoking the export function creates a CSV file corresponding to the selection. This CSV file is then downloaded to the user computer for the required purpose.
Data export formats
Data import formats

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
TLS (version 1.2 or above)
Data protection within supplier network
Other protection within supplier network
The internal local network supporting the service is segregated from external networks using both firewalls and internal VLAN configuration. For reasons of operational effectiveness and performance, traffic within the VLAN is not encrypted. Traffic that passes from one cloud service to another is encrypted using TLS v1.2 as it traverses the VLAN boundaries and firewalls. If your use case requires internal network encryption, we can discuss alternate cloud deployments and architectures, at additional cost.

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
We guarantee the service will be available 99% of the time during business hours. Measured over the last two years, we have comfortably exceeded 99.5% availability. For use cases requiring higher availablity guarantees, we can discuss alternate cloud deployments and architectures, at additional cost. No financial recompense is offered for a single failure to meet service level within a year. In the event there are two or more failures in successive months, then a discount equal to one twelfth of the annual cost will be offered for renewals at the next anniversary.
Approach to resilience
All cloud resources are virtualised, so there is no dependency on any single hardware component. The underlying infrastructure is 99.999% available. As standard, all service components are deployed in a single availability zone to minimise service costs. All client deployments are managed as separate cloud instances, ensuring that performance-affecting activity occurring in one client deployment cannot impact any others. All client data is backed up daily for additional protection against service outage, data corruption or other potential losses. In addition to the single zone service, there is also the option of dual zone service, where all service components are replicated at a second site, at additional cost. The dual availability zone option provides geographic resilience, in addition to providing an alternate source of service provision in the case of some outage that affects multiple hardware components, or a whole data centre or geographic location. As standard, primary or single zone hosting is located in the UK, while secondary zone hosting is located in the EEA.
Outage reporting
Service affecting incidents are reported to client key contacts by email. Service affecting incidents include any observation of diminished service performance, reduced or missing functionality and not just observation of service outage. Initial emails may include only a report of the observation. Follow up emails will include notification of full service restoration, or estimated time to restoration, or additional details of mitigations or workarounds. Client key contacts may also request further details or additional help, as the emails are issued by a client support team, capable of responding to requests for additional information; the emails are not issued by "no-reply" mailboxes.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
User authentication
  • Limited access network (for example PSN)
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
There are two type of management access, for client super users and for supplier administators. Client management access is limited to designated user accounts that have super user or admin status. Supplier management access is limited to designated user accounts. Supplier management user accounts have very strong passwords stored in password management vaults, to which only authorised users have access. Some supplier management actions require direct cloud resource management and this is performed via whitelisted or other restricted network access links.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • Limited access network (for example PSN)
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for
At least 12 months
How long system logs are stored for
At least 12 months

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
PCI certification
Cyber essentials
Cyber essentials plus
Other security certifications

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
Security governance approach
Our security governance is meshed with our corporate governance, with our CEO having final responsibility for G-Cloud services and governance policies and our CTO having day-to-day responsibility for policy implementation. Our policies cover people, processes, technology and information assets, at board, management and operational levels. We review our policies and update our practices in light of new regulation, standards and best practice to ensure we are able to counter current and emerging threats.
Information security policies and processes
Our information security policy follows guidance in ISO27001, is owned by our CEO and implemented by our CTO. The top level Information Security Policy is supported by Architecture, Operations and Client Access policies. The policy states security objectives and establishes principles to ensure current and continued adherance and continual improvement. The policy set is integral to staff induction and all staff are required to agree and accept that information security governance is a core working principle. Operational checklists enforce security practices at the day to day level, and activities cannot be signed off without verified completion. The checklists also contain sections for feedback and challenge so that we actively improve. All staff are expected to challenge, because if we don't, bad actors will. Standard reporting flows from operational analyst or team lead to manager to CTO, but any staff member can invoke exceptional reporting directly to management or board, to ensure that important issues receive appropriate attention. Internal reviews ensure that all information security processes are working smoothly and as designed. If exceptions are found, we perform root cause analysis to understand if/how we need to change working practice to support our information security objectives.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
Service hardware components are managed by our data centre suppliers. Component lifecycle management is accredited to ISO27001, including storage overwrite and secure destruction. Service software is assembled from existing software components (proprietary and open source), is obtained only from the official repository, and security checked before use. No custom software is used. The service deployment checklist records all versions and change dates. Planned infrastructure or software changes are reviewed for new or changed features or capabilities, and internal software library dependencies. If needed, configurations are changed to disable unnecessary new features or mitigate any additional security exposure.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
We monitor vulnerability feeds, vendor and security researcher blogs to understand emerging threats. We then make an assessment to confirm any potential to affect service, and if so, determine severity and likelihood. Based on our assessments, we create a mitigation plan that may include a change to operation practice, a planned upgrade or an emergency upgrade. Operational changes and emergency upgrades are carried out as soon as reasonably practical following assessment and planning. Planned upgrades are accommodated within the normal upgrade or patching cycle.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
System event monitoring is used to facilitate the identification, classification and analysis of potential security incidents. Any security-related incident is classified as a severely service affecting incident, is escalated accordingly and actioned immediately. Different techniques and processes are employed to mitigate and recover service integrity, depending on the nature of the incursion. Further details are available on request.
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
All service incidents follow a standard process. A triage step classifies to: common event not service affecting; service affecting; severely service affecting. Common events are handled by following a routine process. Events affecting service severely are immediately escalated to acquire necessary resource and management support. All other incidents are handled by the respective support team. Clients can report incidents by email to the support team. Update reports and communications are issued for all client-reported and service affecting incidents. When service affecting incidents are resolved, root cause analysis is performed to determine mitigating actions.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
Connected networks
Joint Academic Network (JANET)

Social Value

Fighting climate change

Fighting climate change

In our work as Expert Advisors to 17 United Nations agencies, we are delivering technology services which help our clients measure and monitor both direct and indirect carbon emissions as defined by the Kyoto Protocol.

All technology services offered on G-Cloud have been created with the intention of supporting H.M. Government meeting the procurement requirements of PPN 0621 and specifically users to create their Carbon Reduction Plans.

Our data centre provider is a Corporate Participant in the European Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres programme and recently won an award from the COC for adopting innovative technologies to improve data centre energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption. An example is the use of fuel cells that use a proprietary solid oxide technology to generate electricity through a clean electrochemical process. The process significantly reduces carbon emissions, saves water that would have been used in conventional power generation, and virtually eliminates harmful oxides and particulate emissions. All our data centres have ISO 50001 certification, awarded by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, which requires an ongoing commitment to energy management and continuous improvement in energy performance. We are also certified for ISO 14001, which provides assurance that environmental impact is being measured and improved. Our data centres are also ENERGY STAR certified. ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency programme that assesses how efficiently a facility uses energy compared to similar facilities. A calculation similar to power usage effectiveness (PUE) is among the metrics considered for ENERGY STAR data centre certification. Additional specifics are available on request as part of the procurement process.

We are currently extending this work to deliver a membership service that enables start-ups, SMEs, VCEs and mutuals to access technology, tools, materials and support that enable them to create their own Carbon Reduction Plans.
Covid-19 recovery

Covid-19 recovery

lyingBinary technology, developed at the beginning of the pandemic to support our own local community. This technology has now been made publicly available to communities and entrepreneurs to manage and recover from the impacts of Covid-19.

This technology specifically is being used to increase productivity, and support remote, hybrid and in-office Covid safeworking. This enables all organisations to offer flexible working for all employees and entrepreneurs. It also is used by cities and communities to support delivery of services disrupted as a result of the pandemic.
Tackling economic inequality

Tackling economic inequality

We are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and have supported the Ministry of Defence over many years to deliver innovation services. This has provided a variety of opportunities to acquire new skills through the use of FlyingBInary technology, attendance at training, workshops and events. Our work with Armed Forces veterans to reskill them in leading technologies that are used in cyber security and counter terrorism, has been recognised with a Bronze Award in recognition of the contribution we have made to tackling economic inequality.

We have provided strategic services over many years which provide employment and skills in deep technology, data innovation, artificial intelligence and the Industrial Internet of Things for start-ups, SMEs, VCSEs and mutuals. This work is core to FlyingBinary delivering on our mission of “inclusion … leave no one behind”, and increasing resilience and building capacity for UK PLC.
Equal opportunity

Equal opportunity

We are a UK SME, led by a female CEO with vision disabilities. Inclusion is our mission, building and deploying enabling technology to ensure we leave no one behind. We have pioneered web science that has enabled us to evidence the contribution an equal opportunities agenda brings to companies in the private, public and not for profit sectors. We have used this technology to create inclusion strategies for GDP growth in the G20, EU Commission and United Nations.
We work collaboratively across the entire value chain to support disabled people in all our work. All of our technology services adhere to the pervading accessibility standards which supports disadvantaged or minority groups to move to higher paid work as part of the delivery of our technology services to clients.

We have extended provision of these inclusive technology services to deliver services which address digital poverty for communities across the UK during the pandemic. We have evidenced the gaps, as services moved online during the pandemic. We have addressed the needs of many communities, and specifically those of young people, who were disadvantaged without access to technology or the new online skills.

From the launch of our company we have been committed to building technology services which combat slavery and human trafficking.

We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery across all areas of our company, as well as our supply chains. We are committed to ensuring we are not connected to modern slavery in any way. Beyond this we have created deep technology services which are used to combat modern slavery and human trafficking. Our approach to tackling modern slavery thorughout our supply chains is consistent with our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Our full Anti-Slavery and human trafficking policy can be accessed on the FlyingBinary website at


FlyingBinary has developed workforce practices which we use internally to support the mental and physical well being of our staff. These are used to deliver our technology services for our clients, and can be extended to reflect the nature of the contracts we deliver based on client requirements.

As a result of supporting clients to adapt to remote and hybrid working, we have developed additional technology to support staff, suppliers, customers and communities to create more resilient health and wellbeing approaches to managing and monitoring physical and mental wellbeing.

Wellbeing approaches using technology can improve and create cohesion across communities. We have used FlyingBinary technology to understand, influence and collaborate on activities which create strong, integrated and resilient communities across the world.

Our CEO Dr Jacqui Taylor is recognised as the world’s first Smart City Tsar for the work she has led to improve outcomes for cities and communities using FlyingBinary technology. All clients benefit from these innovations which are used to refresh and create new technology offerings to improve wellbeing outcomes in the delivery of FlyingBinary technology services.


£200.00 a gigabyte a year
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available
Description of free trial
The Plotly Chart Studio Cloud Visualisation service may be used as a trial prior to engaging with the Plotly Dash Open Source Visualisation service. Plotly Chart Studio Cloud is fully public on the web, so is suitable only for fully public datasets. There is no time limit.

Service documents

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