I am unable to find a table in Impala when running:
but it appears when running the same command in Hive. My other tables from Hive appear as expected. How do I find it?
The Impala metadata may be out of date on the specific Impalad that the client is connecting to, so a recently created table will not show up. You will need to run the "invalidate metadata" command to cause that specific Impalad instance to fetch the updated metadata from the Hive MetaStore.
From the impala-shell, run the "invalidate metadata" command, followed by "show tables" again and verify that the expected table now appears in the output from the "show tables" command.