The code is inserting into the table and then unneccessarily reading from the table. Try the following, instead...
exec sp_executesql N'insert [dbo].[LogApplicationControllerAction]([ApplicationName], [ControllerName], [ActionName], [RouteData], [RequestSessionID], [SerialisedType], [LogData], [ReceivedTime], [CreatedBy], [CreatedDate], [UpdatedBy], [UpdatedDate])
values (@0, @1, @2, @3, null, @4, @5, @6, @7, @8, @9, @10)
select [LogApplicationControllerActionID] = scope_identity()',N'@0 nvarchar(300),@1 nvarchar(120),@2 nvarchar(120),@3 nvarchar(max) ,@4 nchar(270),@5 nvarchar(max) ,@6 datetime2(7),@7 nvarchar(128),@8 datetime2(7),@9 nvarchar(128),@10 datetime2(7)',@0=N'DnBConnect',@1=N'search',@2=N'ShowCompanyImage',@3=N'',@4=N'DnB.Connect.MessageContentLibrary.ControllerActionLog
If you can't get the ORM to use the code above, write a CRUD stored proc in a manner similar to the above and call it instead.
And, no... I wouldn't change the clustered index you have except you should consider changing the FILLFACTOR to 100. There are no updates to this audit table and the CI on the IDENTITY column will actually prevent page splits. No sense in saving blank space on a page for such a thing.
Something else to make sure of if you haven't looked in a while... make sure no one screwed up and put a trigger or FK on this audit table. Might want to double check and see if someone added another index or two, as well. Can't tell from here but another thing to look for is to see if someone put an indexed (materialized) view on the table. Like Gail said, the duratio of 1500ms is terribly high for a single insert and the things I listed could be the cause.
One other thing. Have you checked the datatypes of the query against the data types of the actual table columns. That could be yet another source of ms although it shouldn't be that significant for an unjoined insert.
(Note: all the questions above could be answered if I could see the query plan you attached. I can't because I'm working from a 2k5 machine right now).
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